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Milwaukee School System Spending $471K on Black Lives Matter Program

May 13, 2016  | 

Milwaukee Public Schools has included nearly a half million dollars for "Black Lives Matter" in its list of expenditures included in the 2017 budget proposal.

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, News Talk 1130 reports.

"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."

According to the budget: $471,073 is budgeted to support the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative by collaborating with branches of government, local businesses and community organizations to increase the number of males of color who are succeeding academically and socially. Efforts include ensuring that culturally responsive teaching practices are in place at all schools, enhancing the district vision for student participation in a wide range of after-school activities and supporting trauma-informed care.

MPS says that it is not partnering with any official "Black Lives Matter" group...only a group of people who espouse the values of the "Black Lives Matter" movement.


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Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 5/14/2016 10:43 PM

Waste of money. I could think of a hundred other good uses for this half million. They could use this money to improve the school system, instead of trying to teach students to believe all white cops are evil racists!

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