Amazing things happen every day in Milwaukee Public Schools. Despite limited funding and constant challenges our community faces, our public schools remain the heart of our communities. They are the only institutions equipped to provide an exceptional educational experience for EVERY young person. We must do everything in our power to defend them. We know there are tremendous inequities in our district across income levels and race. Further privatization of our schools –– whether through expanding vouchers or co-locating charter and MPS schools in the same building –– deepens those inequities. We need stronger supports to ensure that every MPS school in every corner of this city provides children with the kind of education students deserve. The future of Milwaukee depends on it.
I pledge to never accept corporate or private, for-profit industry PAC donations or donations from anyone who sits on the board of a privately operated school.