Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association
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Teachers Union Slams Backdoor Raises to MPS Administrators: Union demands transparency and accountability

"While the MPS Administration showers money on MPS administrators, classroom educators, saddled with increasing demands, are asked to take a step back in pay this year."

By - Jan 3rd, 2018 05:29 pm

MILWAUKEE – Jan. 3, 2018– The Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association (MTEA) President Kim Schroeder issued the following statement today in response to School Board Director Terry Falk’s report of over $100,000 in pay raises to MPS administrators not reported to the school board:

“Milwaukee educators are outraged to hear the news of excessive pay raises to some of the highest paid MPS administrators while our students suffer. It is unconscionable that the same individuals who crafted a budget increasing class sizes and reducing the number of school counselors, social workers, and librarians handed out hefty backdoor raises to the most highly paid administrators in the District.

“The largest pay raise reported was $17,600. There are educators in this district that won’t even make that in one year.

“While the MPS Administration showers money on MPS administrators, classroom educators, saddled with increasing demands, are asked to take a step back in pay this year. Educators won’t even receive pay increases to keep up with the cost of inflation.

“It is disturbing that these pay raises were given without board knowledge or approval. MPS educators demand transparency and accountability in all fiscal matters. MPS must do better for our schools and our students.”

For over 50 years, the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association has been a champion for public education in Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association represents over 4,600 educators and support personnel who make Milwaukee’s public education system possible. MTEA, an affiliate of the National Education Association and is the largest educator local in Wisconsin.

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7 thoughts on “MPS Gives $100,000 in Pay Raises Without Board Approval”

  1. Paul Hanson says:

    Gosh….I’ve been told that long ago there might have been an “Ol’ boys” network.
    Now we have the “sisterhood”
    What ever happened to MPS’s LEADERSHIP?

  2. Anonymous says:

    I am appalled at the way our educational system has become! It should not be a business……never should have!! I think it is time that we cut from the top and give back to our kids. Every kid in our district should deserve what they need to succeed. How we serve our families without the income it takes to run. This is absurd and wrong!!!!!!!!!!!! We need to start caring about KIDS and FAMILIES and PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Eddie says:

    It’s said, I think everyone involved should lose their job along with the Superintendent who has no understanding of MPS. Did she get apart of the healthy raise

  4. Kendra says:

    When will we also get a list of the thousands of positions in central office??? These people are ALL making twice what any para makes, plus what teachers make! And have little to NO contact with OUR students ever!!! It is a downright sin how MPS superintendent & central office is running!

  5. Lorie says:

    I’m appalled also. I’m an MPS employee, a secretary and our raise was 0.4% – that amounts to an additional $6.00 per check. I enjoy my job – waking up each morning knowing that in a small way I do make a difference in a students like & the city of Milwaukee. But this is very disheartening & we have to do better.
    Kendra, I enjoyed your comment on the staff at the Admin. Bldg! There’s a lot of us who agree with you!

  6. Lorie says:

    I’m an MPS employee, a secretary and I am appalled at this. I did receive a raise- 0.4%! That comes to an additional $6.00!per check ! I enjoy my job- knowing each each day in my small way I make a difference in a students life and the City of Milwaukee. This is disheartening and we can do better! Anyone reading this – know that there are a lot of us who do our job everyday!!

  7. classroom says:

    This is a real life example of social injustice. Giving more to the upper echelon who are already a strain on the fragile school budget and leaving less for the hard working certified/classified employees of MPS; most importantly taking away from the students. If only the Vliet Street people would understand the history of American Education, they would know that the sole purpose of public schools is to educate our future generations, not a means of self promotions, high salary positions and fleecing of tax payers. This should be treated as criminal activity and all who are involved need to be publicly identified and punished including the superintendent. I plan on using this unfortunate event as a lesson to implement with my students so that they understand what is going on with these individuals who are hired to make MPS a positive agent of socialization. Just disgusting!

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