From staff reports
NEW YORK – Kristi Lacroix, an outspoken proponent of educational reform in Wisconsin, appeared on Fox & Friends this morning to talk about her participation in an EAGnews web ad, as well as the impact Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s reforms are having on schools.
Lacroix says the reforms put local officials back in charge of public education by limiting union influence and freeing many teachers from the clutches of the Wisconsin Education Association Council, the state’s largest teachers union. She’s worked tirelessly to get her message out as voters head to the polls this week to decide Walker’s fate in a self-serving recall effort led by Big Labor.
Lacroix participated in tea party events this past weekend, writes a weekly newsletter and maintains a Facebook page.
Despite the reforms, Lacroix says she’s still required to be a member of WEAC because her district extended its contract, preventing her from having a choice. When the contract expires in 2013, she says she will no longer be a member of the union.