Moral Monday


Moral Monday – – – The Immorality of “Rocketship Education”

Moral Values
The educational immorality called “Rocketship Education” being imposed on the children of Milwaukee is the product of years of deliberate, calculated transfer of wealth out of inner-cities all across America. It is a well-researched fact that poverty is the single most important factor in any failure of our public schools. As stated in a report from the Economic Policy Institute:“Decades of studies have affirmed that the single most important factor affecting educational achievement are inequalities of wealth and poverty. Since the inception of testing under No ...

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Moral Monday: Enough is Enough

Time is Now
 “Enough is enough.  She’s innocent.  She didn’t bother nobody” as yet another innocent girl’s life hangs in the balance after being shot in the crossfire of gunmen while on the playground at Clarke Street Elementary School in Milwaukee on May 21st.The father, Onjaun Guyton, says, “Enough is enough” and holds the sobbing mother of 10 year old, Sierra Guyton.“Think about that:  A 10-year old shot on her school playground.  What kind of world allows that to happen?” Another father, Richard Martinezs, pleads on national television to please ...

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Moral Monday: The Birthday Party

Birthday cake
Family members decided to do something different for the child’s birthday this year.  Instead of having a party for a few children, they decided to have a birthday party for all  26 children in the first grade classroom.  The family purchased: a meat and cheese platter, a fruit platter, a veggie platter, wholesome buns and crackers.  Each of the  children in the classroom and the teacher received a gift.    The mom and child read Happy Birthday to You by Dr. Seuss to the class.The children in the classroom come from diverse backgrounds.  This school district ...

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Moral Monday: Discovering the Penokees

Penokees
EDITORS' NOTE: "Moral Mondays" is a movement founded by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II to identify interconnected social and moral issues, and the people, movements, and organizations working to address these problems. "Moral Monday" is a weekly feature in Middle Wisconsin.Moral Monday in the PenokeesBy Joyce LuedkeAn Open Letter to Senator Jerry PetrowskiAfter reading the book Discovering the Penokees by Joel Austin, Joyce sent a copy of the book and this letter to Senator Jerry Petrowski.Dear Senator Petrowski:Please share this book, Discovering the ...

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MORAL MONDAY: Income Disparity

Kindness
A History of "Moral Mondays"By Virginia KirschRepublicans in North Carolina have steadily been defunding public education, health-care and unemployment benefits. They also have restricted voting rights and abortion service. In 2013 Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II said “Enough!”Rev. Barber called for people to gather at the State House in Raleigh, North Carolina and established Moral Mondays to draw attention to these moral issues. As many as 100,000 people came.  The Moral Monday Movement has grown into a statewide progressive coalition. The movement has ...

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