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Why no "opportunity" for Milwaukee's voucher schools?

Published May 26, 2015

Last week, Wisconsin's Joint Finance Committee passed a 29-page Republican-penned omnibus education funding package, which includes so many terrible provisions it's hard to know where to begin.

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Zielinski's charter school proposal: smart policy, smart politics or both?

Published May 18, 2015

I'm also a teacher in the Milwaukee Public Schools, so for me, the most important topic of any campaign, even for alderman, is education. You can imagine, then, that Ald. Tony Zielinski's surprise proposal last week, which would stop the City of Milwaukee from opening new charter schools, was of interest to me. I like this plan, though the timing seems suspicious.

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Darling, Kooyenga schools plan born of ignorance

Published May 14, 2015

Way back in the last century when an avalanche of Tommy Thompson and a black state senator named Polly Williams brought school vouchers to Milwaukee, there were two selling points. Both have proved false.

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Maybe my trolls are right; maybe I really am racist

Published April 21, 2015

Based on older data, MPS had the highest suspension rate in the country for African American high school students. Is it because white teachers (like me) are racist? I have been asked this before, casually in conversation with friends or acquaintances and seriously by people trying to get to the root of the problem - even by a fellow OnMilwaukee.com columnist worried that MPS teachers might be setting their expectations too low. I tend to answer no.

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MTEA Stiffs the Kids

The Milwaukee Teachers Education Association  (MTEA) has voted  52% to 48% n against offering  to make contributions to teacher pensions that could have saved the jobs of about 200 teachers.   The lay-offs  are the result of a reduction of  $80 million in  ...


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