MTEA leaders recap 2016 as a year of accomplishments and lessons

“It is because of the dedication and commitment of MTEA members, parents, and community members, that our students are performing against all odds to overcome the effects of failed educational policies. Let’s find strength in all we accomplished in 2016 and know that when we stick together we can achieve the impossible. “

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MTEA members led our largest city-wide walk-in October 6

On October 6, 2016, over 2,000 public schools in over 230 cities across the nation participated in “walk-ins” to demand the schools all students deserve. In Milwaukee, MTEA members led 117 walk-ins around the city in what was the strongest school participation we have ever seen during a nationally coordinated day of action for our public schools.

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She stood up for the safety of her students. Her union stood with her.

“I wanted to thank you (my union) so much for all your help last year. I just wanted you to know that my saga ended very happily and it is in part thanks to you all. I will continue to be an excellent educator that looks out for the safety and academic welfare of my students. I love teaching and am now in a district that is making decisions that positively impact kids. Your support and backing gave me the courage to choose a better option for me.”

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Voters show strong support for local public schools

Voters throughout the state showed strong support for their local public schools Tuesday by approving several major school referendums. One of the most important was in Rhinelander, where voters approved a $15 million referendum by more than a two-to-one margin, 68% yes to 32% no. Other successful referendums occurred in Jefferson, Marshall, Slinger, Northland Pines, Oostburg, New Glarus, Independence and Bangor.

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