Tim Slekar is the dean of education at Edgewood College in Wisconsin.

Action Alert for Milwaukee

Tim Slekar writes on his blog “BustED Pencils”:

Last week Rep. Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield) and Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) decided that their vast experience as suburban Wisconsin legislators qualified them to introduce a bill that would literally take away Milwaukee Public Schools from the people of Milwaukee. Yes, they proposed a “public school take over bill.” These bills have been passed in many urban areas across the country and have been proven to simply be a private take over of urban poor and minority populated schools. Later in the week it was announced that the bill was killed. However, the movement to privatize urban public schools has been way too lucrative to just let die. Instead of a bill, the Milwaukee School Take over Bill has been simply slated to be passed as part of the state budget process—truly undermining the political and social capital of the citizens of Milwaukee.

ACTION ALERT
PLEASE ACT IMMEDIATELY AND FORWARD LINK TO FAMILY/FRIENDS
Attempts to stick privatization into state budget this Tuesday…
WE CAN NOT LOSE ELECTED SCHOOL BOARDS!

Remember Act 10 was just about public workers, then came Right to Work…
This could be looked at as it’s just MPS, then it spreads everywhere…
TAKE ACTION NOW (really easy with this link)

http://capwiz.com/nea/wi/state/main/?state=WI

Listen to the BustED Pencils show below. I talk with an assortment of guests from Milwaukee about what’s happening on the ground and what you can do to help.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/bustedpencils/2015/05/16/suburban-republicans-assault-on-milwaukee-public-schools

Tim Slekar | May 18, 2015 at 7:40 am | Categories: Education News | URL: http://bustedpencils.com/?p=799