Gov. Walker: For the Next Generation

Scott Walker discusses high school athletes' concussions and ways to improve education.

The state has partnered with the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association to produce and distribute brief radio address from Gov. Scott Walker once a week.  Audio files and a written transcript of this radio address can be accessed online. To download an mp3 file you can visit Walker's website, right click the radio address link and click “save link as.”

Here is the transcript from this Thursday’s radio address, which is titled For the Next Generation.

Hi. I'm Scott Walker.

My two sons play football at our local high school. Last season, Matt got a slight concussion. The trainer had him sit out a week and get checked out by a doctor. That was good.

On Monday, I went to Lambeau Field and signed into law a bill that requires student athletes who have a possible concussion playing in school and club sports to be sidelined until they are cleared by a health care professional.  We want safe sports for our kids in Wisconsin.

I want to thank the Green Bay Packers and the NFL—as well as many health care organizations for their support of this measure.

We also went to Franklin Elementary School in Wausau where I signed a law that advances many of the reforms in reading and educator effectiveness I worked on with State Superintendent Tony Evers and a diverse group from around the state. Last year, I was at the same school and sat down with the staff to talk about ways to improve education. We listened and incorporated their ideas into our work.

Overall, we are creating a safer state for our kids and a better learning environment for our students.  

Steve ® April 13, 2012 at 01:52 PM
Ah, the smell of Propaganda in the morning
morninmist April 14, 2012 at 01:41 AM
Scooter can not pull the old Ronny --I was out of the loop--trick on this one. He is deep poop of his own doing.!! America United ‏ @Progress2day Walker’s Central Role in Crimes Committed While Serving as MKE Executive - The Smoking Gun http://bit.ly/HGt4TM #wiunion via @PolitiScoop ...Kelly Rindfleisch’s hire to the County Executive’s office, however, has been wrapped in suspicion. In court documents released in the criminal investigation into Rindfleisch’s alleged felony misuse of public office, Walker’s then-Chief of Staff Tom Nardelli stated that he had been unaware of the circumstances of Rindfleisch’s hire to the office he ran. Rindfleisch stated that she was hired to the office to do political work on Walker’s campaign, under the direction and supervision of Tim Russell. Scott Walker alone signed off on both Rindfleisch's initial hire to his administration and her subsequent promotion to Deputy Chief of Staff. Scott Walker has continually avoided and dodged repeated point blank questions about what role he played in Rindfleisch’s hire. Now it is clear that Walker’s evasiveness was an attempt to distance him from the criminal activity perpetrated on his own behalf that was going on nearly constantly right under his own nose by people he put into power....
Brett bushman April 21, 2012 at 11:25 PM
Prove something
Thurston Howell III April 22, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Governor Walker! Bad for Jobs, Bad for Business, Bad for Wisconsin! http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-04-20/republican-whipping-boy-illinois-beats-wisconsin-on-jobs
Ed Larson May 18, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Go Scott. We the people with brains stand with you. ;-)


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