Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke has apologized to
the superintendent of the Neenah school district for comments
she made on the campaign trail.
Burke had been
citing the district as an example of negative effects she says
have been caused in Wisconsin schools by the law known as Act 10
that effectively ended collective bargaining for teachers.
administrator Mary Pfeiffer said Friday that Burke reached out
to her on Wednesday and apologized by phone. Pfeiffer says Burke
agreed not to use Neenah as an example again.
apologized to Pfeiffer in person following a speech Friday in
she didn't believe Burke meant to disparage the district.
Pfeiffer also says she believes the law has had both positive
and negative effects on the Neenah district.