Milwaukee, June 1: We Will Defend Our Public Schools! / ¡Defenderémos nuestras escuelas públicas!

We Will Defend Our Public Schools! / ¡Defenderémos nuestras escuelas públicas!

On June 1, the Wisconsin legislature is expected to begin its debate on the state budget. Included in this is a proposal, initiated by Sen. Darling and Rep. Kooyenga, for the Milwaukee County Executive to seize control of public schools at whim and sell them to private vouchers.

The long term goal of this “Opportunity Schools Partnership Program” is nothing short of the elimination of public education in Milwaukee.

This proposal is a blatant attack on the youth of Milwaukee, who will be forced into a school system that is pro-profit, not pro-people.

We are calling on everybody who cares about the future of our city to join YES on June 1 at noon for a rally outside our office. From there we will march to nearby schools that could be affected by privatization and show the state government that MPS is ours, and it cannot be taken from us.

Members of Youth Empowered in the Struggle before hitting the streets May 22 to conduct outreach in a campaign to defeat Wall Street's attempts to take over Milwaukee Public Schools [Photo: YES]

Members of Youth Empowered in the Struggle before hitting the streets May 22 to conduct outreach in a campaign to defeat Wall Street’s attempts to take over Milwaukee Public Schools [Photo: YES]

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