Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Action alert: Milwaukee Schools Speak Out

We've blogged before about our concerns with the idea of the Milwaukee Mayor taking over MPS. Now you can have a say about what you think.

Tues Jan 5: MPS Takeover Hearing - YOUR VOICE MATTERS
Beginning at 10:00 a.m., to run no later than 5:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Public Schools Central Office (School Board) Auditorium, 5225 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee.

Come tell state lawmakers your experiences with MPS: What programs you think work, what services are needed to help students succeed, and why the state needs to make sure the money is there to pay for those programs and services.

Mayoral control has not worked in other cities. There is no reason to believe it will improve education in Milwaukee. It's just a gimmick that won't get at what MPS students really need.

Those who really genuinely concerned about student performance need to evaluate what programs and services - such as smaller class sizes - help students succeed. Then they must determine what these programs cost, and how those programs will be fairly and adequately funded. That is the kind of adequate education that all Milwaukee students deserve.