Cities Across the Nation Ready to Walk In for Public Education on February 17th

Parents, students, educators, and community members: Please join us at a public school near you on Wednesday, February 17th at 7:00 a.m. to celebrate public education and to stand up for public schools that welcome and serve all children. Public education supporters in Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Green Bay,  Boston, and dozens of other cities around the nation will be also be walking in the same day.

Public education supporters will gather in front of their schools before the day starts to chant, march and share information about how school takeovers hurt our students. We will also educate others about public community schools that we know are a better solution than handing schools over to private third party operators. Finally, attendees will walk in to the school collectively just before the start of the school day as a community.

RSVP to attend an already established event or sign up to host a walk in at a public school near you. Keep checking back because new locations are signing up daily.
Instructions to help set up and host an Action Network event page are here.

Facebook event page for the day of action can be found here.

Milwaukee Walks-In for Public Education from MTEA Union on Vimeo.

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Thousands in Milwaukee & La Crosse “Walk In” for Public Schools & Against Takeover

A photo from Kagel School's Friday walk in.

A photo from Kagel School’s Friday walk in.

105 Milwaukee Public Schools were joined by 14 La Crosse schools in hosting morning “Walk Ins” to demonstrate the widespread support for public schools in the city and the unified outrage over a Takeover that rips local and democratic control from the people of Milwaukee.  This Storify aptly captures the story of many of the schools who took part in the Friday day of action through the social media posts of those involved. ENJOY!

 

105 Milwaukee Public Schools & Entire La Crosse District Ready to “Walk In” on Friday 9/18

105 Milwaukee Public Schools, all 14 La Crosse schools will be taking part in the Friday, September 18th day of action in support of quality public schools for ALL students. Each event will also share information about how public school takeovers will hurt our students and deny critical services, such as bilingual education and special education.

Why walk in?

Watch video of a walk in.

Click on the school you want to RSVP to walk in at:

AAL

ALBA

Alcott

Allen Field

Alliance High School

Audubon Middle & High School

Auer Avenue

Barbee Montessori

Barton

Bay View High School

Bethune

Bradley Tech High School

Bruce

Brown Street Academy

Burbank

Carson

Cass Street: No event page created. Walk in starts a 7:00am

Clarke Street

Clara Barton

Clement

Clemens

Congress

Cooper

Craig Montessori

Curtin

Doerfler

Eighty-First Street

Elm

Fairview

Fernwood

Fifty-Third Street

Forest Home

Fratney

French Immersion

Gaenslen

German Immersion: No event page created. Walk in starts at 7:00am.

Goodrich

Golda Meir Upper and Lower campus

Grant

Grantosa

Greenfield Bilingual

Groppi: No event page created. Walk in starts at 7:00am.

Hamilton High School

Hartford

Hawley

Hawthorne

Hayes Bilingual: No event page created. Walk in starts at 7:00am.

Hi-Mount

Honey Creek

Hopkins Lloyd

Howard Avenue Montessori

Humboldt Park

IDEAL

Jackson

Kagel

Keefe Avenue

Kilbourn

Kluge

Lincoln Avenue: No event created. Walk in starts at 7:00am

Longfellow

Lowell

MLK Elementary

MacDowell

Madison (JMAC)

Manitoba

Maryland Montessori

Mitchell

Milwaukee High School of the Arts (MHSA)

Milwaukee School of Languages

Milwaukee Sign Language

Morgandale

Morse Marshall

Neeskara

New School

Ninety-Fifth Street: No event page created. Walk in starts at 7:00am.

North Division High School

Obama: No event page created. Walk in starts at 7:00am.

Parkside

Pierce

Project STAY

Pulaski

Reagan

Riley

River Trail

Riverside University High School

Rogers Street Academy

Roosevelt MS of the Arts

Rufus King High School

Rufus King Middle School

Sherman

Silver Spring

South Division High School

Starms Discovery: No event page created. Walk in starts at 7:00am.

Starms Early Childhood Center

Stuart

Story

Thoreau

Thurston Woods: No event page created. Walk in starts at 7:00am.

Townsend

Trowbridge

Victory

Vieau

Washington High School

Westside I

Zablocki

Photo sent from La Crosse Education Association.

Photo sent from La Crosse Education Association.

La Crosse School walking in.

Central HS
Logan HS
Logan MS
Lincoln MS
Longfellow MS
Southern Bluffs Elementary,
Spence Elementary,
State Road Elementary,
Hintgen Elementary,
Hamilton Elementary,
Emerson Elementary,
Northside Elementary
Coulee Montessori,
Northwoods Elementary,
Summit Elementary.

LaCrosse

“Walk In” to Celebrate and Protect Public Schools Friday 9/18 | RSVP TODAY

Students at U.S. Grant Elementary during last spring’s walk-in at the school (Photo credit Mike Erdmann).

On Friday, September 18, almost 60 public schools in Milwaukee will host “walk-ins” to celebrate and protect our public schools, and to share information with parents and community members about proposed public school takeovers.

The state legislature passed a plan to take over several public schools in Milwaukee. County executive Chris Abele is expected to appoint a commissioner this fall to oversee the takeover schools. The commissioner will then identify 1-3 schools this year to be taken over next year. Very few specifics are available. For example, we do not know how the commissioner’s salary will be funded, or how the schools will be chosen.

Community allies are organizing to fight the takeover and to stand up for public schools that welcome and serve all children.

Here are the schools that are currently hosting a walk-in (click on the school to RSVP).

***Check back, this list is growing by the hour.***

AAL
ALBA
Alcott
Allen Field
Alliance High School
Audubon Middle & HS
Auer
Barbee Montessori
Barton
Bay View High School
Bethune
Bradley Tech High School
Bruce
Brown Street
Burbank
Carson
Clarke Street
Clara Barton
Clement
Clemens
Congress
Cooper
Craig Montessori
Curtin
Eighty-First Street
Elm
Fairview
Fernwood
Fifty-third Street
Forest Home
Fratney
French Immersion
Gaenslen
Goodrich
Grant
Grantosa
Greenfield Bilingual
Hamilton High School
Hartford
Hawthorne
Hi-Mount
Honey Creek
Howard Avenue Montessori
Humboldt Park
IDEAL
Jackson
James Madison Academic Campus (JMAC)
Kagel
Keefe Avenue
Kilbourn
Kluge
Longfellow
Lowell
MLK Elementary
MacDowell
Manitoba
Maryland Montessori
Milwaukee High School of the Arts (MHSA)
Milwaukee School of Languages
Milwaukee Sign Language
Morgandale
Morse Marshall
Neeskara
New School
North Division
Parkside
Pierce
Project STAY
Pulaski
Reagan High School
Riley
River Trail 
Riverside University High School
Rogers Street Academy
Roosevelt MS of the Arts
Rufus King High School
Rufus King Middle School
Sherman
South Division High School
Starms Early Childhod Center (ECC)
Stuart
Story
Thoreau
Trowbridge
Victory
Vieau
Washington High School
Westside I
Zablocki

Don’t see your school on the list? Enter the zip code of your school and click on the green button to host an event at your school.

What’s a Walk-In?

Last May, Riverside University High School held one of the first walk-ins.

Last May, Riverside University High School held one of the first walk-ins.

A walk-in is an early morning gathering of parents, students, educators and community supporters who come together to celebrate their school and to share information about how public school takeovers will hurt our students and deny critical services, such as bilingual education and special education. Watch video of a walk-in here.

Walk-In Flyer to distribute can be found here.

Spanish Walk-In Flyer to distribute can be found here..

Sign Up to Walk In for Milwaukee Public Schools!

Last Spring, dozens of MPS schools organized “walk-ins” where parents, students, and educators showed their unity for strong public schools by walking in to schools together, while also putting their foot down to say NO to all attempts to take over MPS buildings. This fall even more schools will walk in on Friday, September 18th to once again send a message that not one student, not one school will be surrendered to takeover.

 Sign your school up or RSVP at a school for what will surely be a historic day!

Register your school or RSVP to attend here.

Milwaukee Walks-In for Public Education from MTEA Union on Vimeo.