WALK-IN FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17
Last September, Milwaukee educators, parents, students and community citizens showed their support for public schools in Milwaukee when they held walk-ins at over 100 public schools in Milwaukee. As a result, school takeover attempts were stopped.
The county executive and takeover commissioner publicly committed to support MPS and took over only one empty building.
On Wednesday, February 17, 2016, the movement goes national as families and educators at over 700 schools – in Wisconsin and across the nation – walk in. Together people are standing up against school takeovers and demanding public community schools that welcome and serve ALL children and offer excellent academics, art, music, physical education, libraries, and support services including health care, before- and after-school care, tutoring, and family involvement.
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Walk-in are scheduled for schools in Green Bay, LaCrosse, Racine and Milwaukee.
Parents, students, educators, and community members are planning to stand up for public schools that welcome and serve all children. They will gather in front of the school before school starts to hold signs and share information about how proposed school takeovers would hurt our students.
They will then walk in to school together just before the start of the school day.
These are our schools and our communities. People across the country are realizing they must act now to keep our public schools for all people. People working together is a sign of power and hope.
This event is sponsored by Action Network, National Walk-in for Public Schools, Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools and Milwaukee Teachers Education Association.