Sheldon Lubar’s Next Target: MPS
Responding to a
question about whether he or fellow panelists Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele or state Rep.
Joe Sanfelippo would be involved in taking away the authority of the board of
MPS, Lubar said, “That’s a very good question. It’s very provocative. And on my
agenda, that’s the next thing.”
The crowd gasped as
Lubar passed the microphone to Sanfelippo.
clarified his plans when responding to a question about charter schools.
"The origin of these
schools was to give the parents of children an option if they felt their public
school was not performing, that they could go to another school that wasn’t
being subjected to the rules of the administration largely driven by the
teachers union," Lubar said. "I’ve always been a believer in parochial schools. I’ve been a
believer in private schools and I do believe in charter schools. I think that
the school board and the means of electing them needs to be changed.”
In response, some in
the crowd booed, while others clapped.
In 2009, Lubar infamously announced that he wanted to radically overhaul Milwaukee County government back when
Scott Walker was county executive. You know, just blow up a level of government.
Later, with the
election of his lapdog Abele as county executive and tea party Republican Sanfelippo as state legislator, conservative lawmakers passed Act 14, which gutted the power of the
Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors and enhanced Abele's power to a staggering extent. If last night's performance indicates anything, it also crowned Lubar as the most powerful puppet master.
I’ll have more on this event in next week’s Shepherd.