Stop the Privatization of North Division!

Press conference outside North Division High School in response to the 2015 MPS Takeover legislation (Photo credit: Joe Brusky).

Howard Fuller, a supporter of Betsy DeVos, has a plan to co-locate and privatize North Division High School that will weaken our public schools and divide our community. Tell MPS School Board Directors to STOP Howard Fuller from taking over any space in North Division High School by calling 414-475-8284. Demand that they support plans to grow North Division to its full potential as a PUBLIC COMMUNITY SCHOOL .

1. Threatens local control. North Division parents and students were never included in the discussions to co-locate a privately owned and operated charter school inside of North Division.

2. Co-locations are failing MPS students. Co-locations have prevented public schools from growing enrollment and programming and have led to separate and unequal schools.

3. Reinforces inequality and the school-to-prison pipeline by creating discipline procedures not governed by the MPS School Board.

4. Starves Milwaukee Public School students of needed resources and educational space.

5. As more schools compete for limited educational resources, a takeover school at North Division will divide communities against themselves.

6. It’s an attack on the most under-resourced children and families of Milwaukee in 53206.


Attend the coming Tuesday, March 13 school board meeting at 6:00pm to stand in support of the school.

Sign to say:

Yes, I support keeping North Division in the hands of our democratically elected school board and oppose any co-location or privatization of North Division High School.

Sign the petition

Photo credit: Joe Brusky).

Speak Out Against a Segregated Campus at Pulaski High School

Colocation Meme

On Tuesday, October 13 at 6:30pm, an MPS school board committee will vote on whether to allow Carmen High School, a privately run charter school, to occupy part of the Pulaski High School building. Please call your school board representative this weekend to let them know that we oppose this proposal because:

  • Pulaski students deserve better. MPS needs to take the time to create a meaningful plan that will benefit Pulaski students. Community, parents, and staff must be engaged like they’ve done at other schools, such as Bay View.
  • Privately run charter schools sharing a building with public schools doesn’t work. Public school students get to see the charter school’s resources up close, but they’re not allowed to access them. How is this a partnership if there is no collaboration and two separate campuses? (Click here for details.)
  • As a privately run charter, Carmen has external funding and big donors. They should use those resources to renovate a facility of their choosing – not prey on our public school buildings.

Please call your school board representative this weekend (click here if you do not know who your representative is).

School Board Directors

On Monday, October 12th there will also be a community meeting at Pulaski High School about the takeover, although last week’s meeting proved to be more of a sales pitch than a community meeting.

Please sign this petition to “STOP the Takeover of Pulaski High School.”