Milwaukee Public School Educators Defeat Privatization Attempt

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Milwaukee, WI - Hundreds of Milwaukee Public School (MPS) educators crammed a School Board meeting and an additional overfill room on Thursday night to send a message. A message that was clearly delivered, as the School Board voted (just minutes ago) against considering private charters when addressing school improvement.

Dozens of MPS district schools have been targeted due to “low performing” status. A familiar foe of public education, The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association (MMAC) had proposed turning these schools over to privately run corporations. MPS Administration will now not be able to consider options that privatize the schools. Educators, parents, community members, and supporters testified late into the night on why they opposed the district selecting paths that allow for further privatization of the district and were rewarded for their tireless effort.

More photos from the action can be found here.

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