Virginia Small, a researcher on public-interest issues and volunteer teacher at the Dominican Center for Women, write that Milwaukee’s Common Council should designate funding only for arena construction, not public-asset giveaways.
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Joe Yeado, a senior researcher with the Public Policy Forum, writes that when it comes to the new Opportunity Schools and Partnership Program, the devil is in the details.
Rick Deines, a conversation facilitator with The Zeidler Center for Public Discussion and a Milwaukee resident for 33 years, hopes to change the “dominant story” about Milwaukee.
Laney Keeshin, who soon will begin her second year of teaching at a Milwaukee Public School, explains how being a first-year teacher is like riding a tandem — on the back seat.
Margaret Rozga, poet, civil rights activist and professor emerita of English at UW-Waukesha, recounts her experience fighting for voting rights in 1965, and urges action to support voting rights today.
Rick Deines, a conversation facilitator with The Zeidler Center for Public Discussion and a Milwaukee resident for 33 years, imagines what a meaningful conversation with Gov. Scott Walker and other politicians would look like.
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.
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.