Mark Metcalf

State of education in the Walker Era: Part Three

By - Mar 15th, 2012 04:00 am

Jasmine Alinder at the Joint Finance Committee hearing on the budget, along with fellow MPS parent, Angela McManaman.

It was just over one year ago when Gov. Walker’s proposal to cut funding for public education and eliminate collective bargaining rights for public employees was met with staunch opposition at the Capitol square in Madison inciting a fiery debate, one that remains at the forefront of political discourse here in the great state of Wisconsin.

For part three of our series on education in the Walker Era, I spoke with UW-Milwaukee history professor Jasmine Alinder, who also runs the web site, I Love My Public School is a parent-led advocacy organization to support public education that started in response to the massive cuts to public education in 2011. Parents from Milwaukee are also working together to launch Milwaukee Parents for Public Schools, the first Wisconsin chapter of the national organization Parents for Public Schools. The organization has now been approved, and is in its incorporation process.

Listen now:

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“Backstage with Mark Metcalf” – Jasmine Alinder, I Love My Public School



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Click here for Part One of the series, with Tom Beebe of Wisconsin Alliance for Excellent Schools, and here for Part Two with Fox Point-Bayside teacher and chief negotiator Mark Conforti.

Backstage with Mark Metcalf” is recorded at the ThirdCoast Digest office in the Shops of Grand Avenue.

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