We Elected You to Fight for Us, Not Rollover!

Milwaukee resident Ingrid Walker testifies against a takeover resolution brought forth by MPS School Board President Michael Bonds.

Milwaukee resident Ingrid Walker testifies against a takeover resolution brought forth by MPS School Board President Michael Bonds.

“I am asking you to do what we elected you to do. FIGHT FOR US!”

-Angela Walker

Last Thursday’s MPS School Board hearing provided some pretty dramatic testimony. The residents of Milwaukee have been expecting some form of a school takeover bill from the Republicans in Madison, but they never thought they’d see one from their own school board.

Board president Michael Bonds brought forth a resolution, Thursday night, that aimed at placating GOP politicians in Madison. The resolution performed some of the same functions as Sen. Alberta Darling & Rep. Dale Kooyenga’s Takeover bill, in that it handed a portion of the board’s authority over to an unelected authority, in this case MPS Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver.

Unfortunately for President Bonds, the public came out to testify against it and the measure was tabled on a 7 – 1 vote, with only Bonds voting for it. One of the many voices for maintaining strong local control through an elected and accountable school board was Milwaukee resident Angela Walker. Watch her 2-minute testimony that summed up what many in Milwaukee are feeling right now about ANY attempt to take over control of their public schools.

We Elected You to Fight for Us, Not Rollover! from MTEA Union on Vimeo.

Join us Wednesday, May 27th at Auer Avenue Elementary where we continue the defense of our publicly controlled and accountable schools and tell those seeking to take over our schools “Auer Community is NOT Your Colony!”

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