Virginia Small, a volunteer teacher at the Dominican Center for Women and a researcher on public-interest issues, writes that the state Assembly and Milwaukee’s Common Council can still forge a deal that does not fleece citizens and reward only the Bucks.
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Jamaal E. Smith, a community activist and chair of the education committee at the Milwaukee branch of the NAACP, calls for more leadership and less destructive rhetoric.
Della Wells, an artist and community activist, writes that a Republican plan to take over Milwaukee’s failing schools sidesteps Milwaukee residents and their elected officials.
Peggy Rozga, poet, civil rights activist and professor emerita of English at UW-Waukesha, warns that provisions hastily inserted into the state budget could result in a tragedy of Shakespearean proportions.
Jamaal E. Smith, a community activist and chair of the education committee at the Milwaukee branch of the NAACP, urges black Milwaukeeans to step up to confront the community’s problems, for the sake of the children.
U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore, who represents Wisconsin’s 4th Congressional District, writes that police departments need to be trained to safely and appropriately deal with individuals with mental health issues. This article was originally published in The Guardian.
Laney Keeshin, who teaches high school Spanish as a Teach for America corps member, shares her thoughts about “teacher appreciation.”
Alan R. Schultz, a community advocate and lifelong resident of the Milwaukee area, examines possible community-based solutions to the violence in our streets.
Walter Bond, a managing director with Teach For America Milwaukee, posits that the educational system should tackle injustice and economic inequality and inspire children to be dedicated to tearing down systems of oppression.
Jamaal E. Smith, a community activist and chair of the education committee at the Milwaukee branch of the NAACP, questions the motives of Gov. Scott Walker and others seeking to undermine Milwaukee Public Schools.