Advocating for Kids

in Public Education

Because it's all about

Our Future

School Finance in Wisconsin

Where we are now | How we got here | What is ahead

The future success of our children and our state depends on the education policy decisions made by Wisconsin legislators and policymakers. The Southeastern Wisconsin Schools Alliance (SWSA) provides school leaders with objective, non-partisan information and training they need to be strong advocates for educational excellence. SWSA serves 27 urban and suburban public school districts with a combined enrollment of more than 200,000 students (approximately 25% of Wisconsin’s public school students).

Southeastern Wisconsin Schools Alliance

School districts greatly benefit from greater capacity and combined scale to advocate for policies and practices that will most benefit their communities. There is an opportunity to create greater impact by taking action on common interests that positively impact our student, teachers, and communities.

SWSA advocates for the benefit of all students by driving education policies supporting strong public schools to ensure world-class practices, economic vitality, and community well-being.

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Join Us At An Upcoming Event

Join Us at an Upcoming Event

The SWSA Calendar provides a list of our membership meetings as well as other advocacy events taking place across Wisconsin.

Educational Advocacy


It is critical to stay engaged and active in the development of good education policy. Find out how to contact your policymakers and tips on the legislative process.

Education Research


SWSA grounds our advocacy efforts and recommendations in research. Review some of the most recent reports conducted by our research partners.