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GOP's MPS takeover plan looks like a rerun of '90s school board elections

Published June 30, 2015

The takeover plan, Jay Bullock has realized, amounts to a rerun of the Milwaukee school board elections of the 1990s, when humdrum local off-year elections suddenly drew the spotlight of national media and the checkbooks of major conservative organizations around the country.


Strong, consistent leadership needed at top - and in the middle - at MPS

Published March 3, 2014

It's old news now that Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Gregory Thornton is stepping down to take the helm of the public schools in Baltimore. His four-year tenure here sure seemed brief, but according to those who know, that's about average for leaders of big urban districts. Finding and keeping good leadership at the top is just hard in districts like MPS.


New superintendent won't work miracles

Published Feb. 20, 2014

The Milwaukee Public Schools are about to begin a dance that is so stale it should probably be pulled off the shelf. Superintendent Gregory Thornton is leaving MPS. And the school board will again do the "Find a New Chief Dance."

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