Walker Postponed The Release Of His Full Budget Proposal From Feb 22 to March 1: He Knows It Will Further Unite Wisconsinites Against His Draconian Plans
Scott Walker is reportedly planning to cut $900 million in general school aid statewide, refuse Title 1 funds ($90 million loss for MPS) and reduce revenue limit authority by $500 per child.
The recent initial budgets developed at each MPS school for next year were based on a $200 per student increase from the budget we are operating from this year. Now it appears that Walker is planning to cut $500 dollars per student from next year’s budget. That is a $700 decrease per student from the budgets developed recently at each MPS school.
If Walker is allowed to do this it will mean devastation for MPS kids, families and communities. This will lead to cuts in staffing, elective offerings, daytime and after school programs and result in closing or combining many schools. Class sizes are already far beyond reasonable limits. This will lead to even larger class sizes.
The Milwaukee community must come together with the rest of the state to stop this insanity. One place to start is to support teachers and public employees in their effort to stop Walker from ending the right to negotiate contracts.