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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

We’re Focused on the Kids, Not Distracting Politics

Last week’s election of Michael Bonds as president of the Milwaukee Public Schools Board of Directors comes at a crucial time for MPS. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Gov. Jim Doyle are attempting to set up an advisory council to oversee MPS’s finances. An audit commissioned by the two men purported to show...
Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Drama surrounded campaigns and allegations of illegal contributions from ASA

Who knew that a school board election could be so full of drama? Voters are still casting ballots as we go to press, so we don’t know the results of the April 7 election, which includes four of nine seats on the Milwaukee Public Schools board of directors. The results could shift control of the board from pro-public...
Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Plus Heroes and Jerks of the Week

It’s highly ironic that Advocates for Student Achievement (ASA) is trying to position itself as a “good government group,” since its internal e-mails show that members have been engaging in highly questionable campaign tactics for months. ASA formed in 2007, yet it hadn’t filed any campaign finance reports with...
Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Voucher backers’ behind-the-scenes support in school board races

A new “reform” group was launched in late-2007 to recruit anti-union, pro-voucher candidates for the Milwaukee Public...

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