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Civic group coalition vows to fight “takeover” plan for struggling MPS schools

Fred Royal, president of the Milwaukee chapter of the NAACP, speaks during a Schools and Communities rally. (Photo by Brendan O’Brien)

Schools and Communities United, a coalition of 22 community, labor, religious and civic organizations, is voicing disapproval with a new state measure that allows Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele to assume authority over “non-performing” Milwaukee Public Schools by creating a takeover school district.