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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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$5 million gift helps Boys & Girls Clubs establish academic support program

Published May 20, 2015

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (BGCGM) today announced it has received a $5 million gift from longtime donors Keith Mardak and his wife Mary Vandenberg to establish the MarVan Scholars, an extended learning day program in partnership with Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS). The gift is the largest donation in recent BGCGM history.

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The attack on public education

Published May 19, 2015

According to this commentary from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, you would have to be a master of the art of naiveté to not understand the difficulties the recent education proposals from the likes of Gov. Scott Walker, Sen. Alberta Darling, Rep. Dale Kooyenga and County Executive Chris Abele present to educators, students and parents.

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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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Alderman Bob Donovan Calls Mayor To Task

Opportunities Lost in Milwaukee Statement of Alderman Bob Donovan December 16, 2009 During its special session today in Madison, the Wisconsin Legislature chose to delay action on historic legislation that would give Milwaukee’s mayor the power to appoint the superintendent ...

Back to School

As I start my first beginning of the school year, I wonder why the uproar about the mayor taking over? I am fully aware of the impending accountability of teaching 4th grade and the high pressure testing that my students will encounter. Yet, I am short on textbooks, I have outdated and incomplete...

Texting: Blessing or curse

This column appears in the March 11 edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.Sports fans do it from their seats. Millions do it to help choose the next "American Idol." President Barack Obama even used it to give supporters the scoop on his choice for a running mate. ...


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