MTEA invites Aisha Carr to clarify her past support for the MPS Takeover, associations with private charter/voucher officials
MILWAUKEE – Aisha Carr has made it clear in recent weeks that she is unhappy with the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association (MTEA) for letting voters know that she supported the 2015 attempt by Scott Walker and Republican legislators to take over MPS schools.
Ms. Carr would like voters to forget the statements she made in an interview during her campaign four years ago in which she clearly expressed support for the Republican takeover effort, saying that “by opposing that effort, the union and district was, in essence, turning their backs on the children.”
Today, Ms. Carr sits on the board of City Forward Collective, a private organization that promotes Milwaukee area private charter and voucher schools. Beyond sitting on their board, Aisha Carr has received high dollar campaign contributions from private charter and voucher school officials and advocates. Private charter executive Dr. Howard Fuller likes Ms. Carr so much he gave her more than the legal amount in 2017, including a $1450 contribution funneled through the far-right Milwaukee area chamber of commerce (MMAC). Ms. Carr has accepted more money from Dr. Fuller this year, along with thousands in contributions from school privatizers including Cory Nettles, Michelle Nettles, Robert Arzbaecher and others.
We invite Aisha Carr to make her true positions clear. Ms. Carr should publicly declare if and why her past views have changed. She should explain how she plans to square her clear affiliations with publicly funded PRIVATE school leaders as a candidate running for a PUBLIC school board.
MTEA believes that MPS School Board members should be clear supporters of our Public Schools and we believe that the voters of Milwaukee have shown that they believe the same too. We invite Aisha Carr to come clean to Milwaukee voters about her beliefs before election day.