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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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Is Milwaukee's education marketplace killing school pride?

Published April 14, 2015

We're well into our second generation of students who have no sense of loyalty or school pride, our second generation of alumni who are leaving the system with no particular connection to their high schools. These young men and women will be of little use in any kind of alumni engagement scheme unless something changes in this city and district to help students -- or force students -- to be more loyal to their schools.

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Lack of competitive school board races hurts Milwaukee

Published April 7, 2015

Today is election day in Wisconsin. Non-partisan elections like today's, especially here in Milwaukee, are usually low-turnout affairs, with few candidates, few ads or debates, and few big issues on the table for argument or discussion. This year is feels like there's been even less of that than usual, since of five school board races on the ballot, three candidates -- including the citywide candidate, Terry Falk -- have no opponent at all.

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The Milwaukee Observatory Opens in South Shore Park This Saturday

The Milwaukee Observatory, an inspiring museum in the park and Milwaukee History Experience created by Bay View High School and Bradley Tech High School students, will be open to the public on Saturday, August 10. Located within South Shore Park in Bay View, The Observatory inspires visitors and ...

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