Teacher renews call for Walker to stop telling her story
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- An award-winning Wisconsin high school teacher is renewing her call to have Gov. Scott Walker stop telling her story.
Walker refers to Megan Sampson in the opening paragraphs in a Wednesday column in the Des Moines Register that touts his educational policies, including enactment of the 2011 law that ended collective bargaining for teachers.
Sampson was laid off in 2011 because of union seniority protections, a story Walker has told for years.
But Sampson says in an email to The Associated Press that "I do not enjoy being associated with Walker's political campaign." She says Walker "not have permission from me to use my story in this manner, and he still does not have my permission."
The spokeswoman for Walker's political committee did not immediately respond to an email.