Milwaukee Public Schools Budget Includes $470K FOR BLACK LIVES MATTER

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Milwaukee Public Schools have built almost half a million dollars into their budget for Black Lives Matter.

What business does a public school have budgeting any money for Black Lives Matter?

News Talk 1130 reports:


MPS Spending $471,073 on ‘Black Lives Matter’

Milwaukee Public Schools has included nearly a half million dollars for “Black Lives Matter” in its list of expenditures included the 2017 budget proposal it published in Wednesday’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

Interestingly enough, the district plans to spend nearly as much on “Black Lives Matter” as it plans to spend on College Access Centers, Universal Driver Education, and Advanced Studies of World Languages.

“We’re doing this work because national and local studies tell us young men of color in Wisconsin and Milwaukee are more likely to be represented disproportionally in the justice system and less likely to be represented proportionally in colleges and universities,” said MPS spokesman Tony Tagliavia.

On page 53 of the District’s comprehensive budget, MPS explains that it is partnering with the Black Lives Matter organization “to develop a cultural studies curriculum and provide staff training on restorative practices to improve student attendance, academics, graduation rates and school culture through facilitation of meaningful dialogue and support on issues surrounding race and trauma faced in communities and schools.”


Our public schools have truly lost their way.

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