Dem Rep. Sondy Pope blasted Republicans for passing a invoice that would disband Milwaukee Public Schools for what she named a racist endeavor to expand the voucher software by splitting up the state’s most significant school district.
The Assembly right now in a voice vote accredited AB 966. The bill would break up MPS and develop in its location four to 8 metropolis of Milwaukee community faculty districts. Republicans argue the move would bring the technique more in line with smaller sized suburban Milwaukee school districts, which they say are accomplishing greater because the scaled-down districts are much better suited to reply to the wants of college students and parents.
But Pope, D-Mt. Horeb, slammed the hard work for incurring far more administrative prices without addressing the district’s tutorial general performance issues, between other difficulties.
“This is basically a racist assault on Milwaukee general public faculties and it is purely political in nature,” she reported.
Later on she claimed GOP “intentions are obvious: this is a scheme to additional fracture and weaken MPS in get to carry on to allow for inspiration from the voucher method.”
Invoice author Rep. Robert Wittke, R-Racine, argued the invoice supplies a framework for a change and lets Milwaukeeans a say in how the district is restructured.