Educate All Students: Larry Miller's Blog

March 20, 2012

Milwaukee Teachers’ Union Leadership Proposes Bold Move for Kids with “MPS Children’s Week” Campaign

Filed under: MPS,MTEA — millerlf @ 1:26 pm

My Pledge:

Larry Miller

Scott Walker is like the feudal magistrate who destroys the dam, floods the valley and then criticizes the villagers for not stockpiling enough sandbags.

Dealing with the aftermath of Walker’s horrific cuts has been devastating to our public schools and to the community. And teachers have been at the forefront of the struggle to stand up and reclaim our state.

But right now we have to do something to stop the flooding. Cuts in staffing have meant growing classroom sizes in MPS – and that’s putting our students’ success in jeopardy. MPS Children’s Campaign, as proposed by the MTEA leadership, offers support to our classrooms, changes the Milwaukee education dialog, and calls upon the community to do its part to save our children’s future and counter the havoc of Walker’s racist policies.

After teaching in MPS for nearly two decades, I ran for the school board with the desire to serve Milwaukee’s communities. Fundamental to this task is supporting classroom teachers and the profession they represent. Like the teachers’ union, I want to avert a crisis and change education politics in this city.

I, as a School Board member, pledge to:

-Ensure that every penny of the money raised will not be interfered with at any level and will go directly to the classrooms.
-Work tirelessly to convince the Milwaukee community to give financial support to the MPS Children’s  Campaign; and
-Donate at least one week of my pay and ask others to do the same.

2 Comments »

  1. Thank you on behalf of myself, an MPS Special Education Teacher, and all MPS students and families. We have indeed been under siege and your pledge is heartening. I am sorry I was unaware of your blog in the past but as I scrolled through past blogs, I see that I have been missing a lot of wisdom and support. I will be following your blog in the future. Thank you again!

    Comment by Nancy Mueller — March 20, 2012 @ 4:25 pm | Reply

  2. I hope the vote from the MTEA members is YES. We have to be bold and take progressive steps in these extreme times. Good for our president Bob Peterson and the support of Board members.

    Comment by Patricia Hayes LaCocque — March 22, 2012 @ 9:20 pm | Reply


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