Have you seen what the 2015-17 Wisconsin budget will do to public schools?
Parents for Public Schools of Milwaukee (PPS-MKE) is just what it sounds like: a group of Milwaukee-area parents, grandparents, and community members who share the belief that public schools are stronger when parents are actively involved. Having enrolled our children in Milwaukee Public Schools across this city we love, we’ve learned that true education reform, excellent schools, and successful students happen when parents are effective and engaged advocates for public education.
We formed in 2012, but we've never/ever been busier -- or needed your membership more -- than we do right now.
For years we've heard the rumors about more vouchers drawing money away from schools across Wisconsin, lower teacher standards, special needs vouchers that destroy children's protections under the Americans With Disabilities Act, a takeover of our Milwaukee Public Schools. This spring, these rumors became reality with the proposed 2015-17 Wisconsin budget. The budget promises all of the above, but it offers NOTHING for our public schools and it's speeding through the state legislature at a record pace.
Can you meet us at an event? Join our mailing list? Become a member and attend our actions and/or monthly meetings? Contact your legislator today, and ask friends and family in other parts of Wisconsin to do the same? When we stand together and demand high standards for our children's education, we can protect Wisconsin's tradition of innovative, high quality public education. But if we don't make demands and take a stand, our elected officials in power in Madison won't do it, either.
Milwaukee focus, national roots
PPS-MKE was founded by a group of parents working together to strengthen public schools across Milwaukee. As a 501c-3 nonprofit, PPS-MKE is a chapter of the national organization Parents for Public Schools. PPS-MKE operates independently of Milwaukee Public Schools and organized political parties. PPS-MKE operates collaboratively, seeking out partnerships with anyone, any organization, whose good ideas and hard work put our children first.