In the following years, WEAC and the WMC became stalking horses for the Democratic and Republican establishments, and the groups fought proxy battles for the parties on the state's biggest issues.
So when Walker won the governorship in 2010, as well as control of both houses of the state legislature, the ring was set for the Republicans to attempt a knockout blow to WEAC.
A study by Grissmer (1994), cited in WEAC
, 2005, also found that parents' level of education was important factor affecting student achievement.
The WEAC made a total of $430,000 in contributions to the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) that weren't reported on WEAC's tax returns.
WEAC is a 501(c)(5) tax-exempt union under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC).
ETS and WEAC share a commitment to helping teachers and school leaders grow personally and professionally," says Deloris Flint, Executive Director of Product Development for ETS's Elementary & Secondary Education Division.
The Professional Development Academy is a non-profit corporation supported by WEAC that delivers high-quality and relevant professional development to its members and school districts throughout Wisconsin.
Edgewood College, Equal Opportunities Commission, Gassman Communications, Lincoln Financial, Madison Community Foundation, Madison Community Health Center, Madison Gas & Electric Company, Madison Metropolitan School District, Madison Urban Ministry, Mayor's Office, The Metcalfe Company, NAACP, Nehemiah Community Development Corporation, Overture Foundation, Sand County Foundation, United Way of Dane County, WEAC
, We the People, Wisconsin Council on Children & Families, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, Wisconsin Energy Initiative, Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, Wisconsin Public Radio, Wisconsin State Journal, WISC- TV, WKOW-TV and WMTV Channel 15.