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Mayor Tom Barrett spoke out about Milwaukee’s various social issues within the community and seeks solutions. Issues include education, crime, employment, human trafficking and environment.
Education in Milwaukee has staggered, especially among those below the poverty line. According to the Milwaukee Public School Report Card released in 2013, poverty levels in MPS have increased by 11 percent in the past ten years.
“This is mostly because of the recent economic issues facing our country,” Mayor Barrett said. Mayor Barrett aims to rectify poverty by making public appearances at MPS and speaking to …
By Lynda L. Jones
The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition has made several visits to Wisconsin over the past few weeks, putting his support behind Wisconsin’s middle class and workers rights. Jackson has traveled to Madison several times, and last Friday he went back, and added Milwaukee as well.
In Milwaukee, he began with a morning meeting with area ministers and members of MICAH (Milwaukee Inner City Congregations Allied for Hope), who co-sponsored a rally Friday evening at the Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, 1345 …
By Bobby Tanzilo Reprinted courtesy of OnMilwaukee.com
Six months into his tenure in Milwaukee, MPS Superintendent Dr. Gregory Thornton has already seen a lot. He’s gotten a hearty Midwestern welcome, but he’s also seen how issues — like MPS’ vacant land and buildings — can rear up suddenly and snarl.
But he remains optimistic, if realistic, and as proposed budgets now filter down to the individual schools, he’s hearing a lot from parents and students. But he doesn’t shy away from that contact. In fact, he makes monthly visits to the homes …