The Marquette Law School is sponsoring a conference this Thursday, November 17, seemingly to introduce the MMAC’s new plan to create 2 school districts in the City of Milwaukee (see blog: MMAC Proposes New MPS Takeover Plan.)
The opening session of the conference, with a speaker followed by a panel, is basically a pep rally for the New Orleans “reforms”. The panel includes Howard Fuller, a key architect of the MMAC plan. There is no speaker with a critical perspective on education in New Orleans.
According to the MMAC, the post-Katrina New Orleans school “reforms” show the path for improving Milwaukee’s schools. The MMAC’s interpretation is:
· Flood Milwaukee with “miracle” national charter schools.
· Create a “low-performing” school district within MPS with an appointed school board.
· Track students in the “low performing” district into vocational education.
I will be posting information about the New Orleans model and the MMAC plans over the next few days.
To view the day’s activities and to register for the conference go to: