School board members showing their true colors and hidden agendas….and you baby ain’t one of them!



Save MPS, Save our Inner City Schools!

Say No to Resolution 1314R This Thursday 6:30 PM @ Central Offices WE NEED YOU!!

I warned people with the last school board election that major changes would produce rotten fruit for MPS and now that sadly is coming true. HOWEVER we have a chance to try and change things THURSDAY NIGHT 6:30 at Central Offices located on 5225 W. Vliet in the Donald J. O’Connell Memorial Auditorium. We need to support our vision, to invest in central city schooling and curriculum rebuilding. Now is the time we need to defend MPS!! It is not Choice nor Governor Walker, or Republicans we must fight.  The enemy is revealing themselves. The enemy comes from within the system itself.

MPS School Board

Firstly Dr. Michael Bonds has been working closely with Dr. Gregory Thornton and the district to reinstill necessary curriculum and programs. Some of these things include Driver’s Ed, Physical Education, Job Training & Placement, and the Fine Arts. They also have been fighting for grants and funding for critical programs that teach our kids to resolve matters using peaceful techniques instead of guns and violence. You know the things they enjoy in the outer regions of the district and out in the suburbs. Things we do not have any more in the central city. These things are critical to help our kids to meet national Core Curriculum expectations and expand essential Multiple Intelligences. These things were ripped out of our inner city schools. If you notice the loss of these programs coincide with the increase in violence and discipline problems in our schools and the decrease in educational achievement. Take away necessary disciplines and you leave a district in peril. Hence current day MPS.


Certain board members with clear agendas that certainly are not children first, want to take your $43 million surplus and keep it out of the classroom. They want to give it to consultant pals, conduct “testing” and do nontransparent/union directed, politically motivated things. The answer is clear. Choice knows it, education reformers know it, teachers and MPS know it. Give it back to the teachers and classrooms where it is desperately needed!


Whatever your personal thoughts about Thornton and Bonds we can agree they have done much more for our inner city than any other two Superintendent/Board President combo then I have ever seen. We are hard pressed to find a more committed pair of brothers who know and understand that lives are on the line in Milwaukee. They are not perfect but they are better than what is out there waiting to come in!!


To be clear, Board member Larry Miller (District 5) and Board Vice President Meagan Holman want to see the $43 Million surplus given to fund things outside our classrooms. Annie Woodward, who is supposed to be on our side, is in full agreement with the enemy. Today she called into WNOV’s “The Forum.”  Sherwin Hughes took her to task, what did she expect? Why is she on the board? At this point should we question the status of her mental health? She sounded real confused and didn’t seem to have her facts straight. She clearly does not know what is going on in Milwaukee Public Schools. $43 million is not a “small item” or a “distraction” Ms. Woodward. Unless you know something we don’t. Maybe she has friends in the IRS. That is a big ticket item to me and I think most teachers and administrators would happily accept the gift!

Here you will find a link provided courtesy of Sherwin Hughes 860 AM WNOV’s “The Forum.” It is from the School Board Meeting May 30, 2013. Here Bonds clearly fights the battle to keep his presidency his alone. He was elected by a clear majority. Now he is left to fight lies, deceit, and hidden agendas exposed by certain members of the board. Why must everything, including our precious children be politics as usual in Milwaukee?

Roll to mark 32:00 (The battle is towards the end of the meeting)


If you fight against Choice, and Governor Walker, than I expect to see you tomorrow night just as loud and angry.

This is more Milwaukee BAMBOOZLING that goes to show if you can’t win change the game. Can I count on you to help our kids?  Let’s help Dr. Thornton and Dr. Bonds save our babies. Save MPS, SAY NO TO RESOLUTION 1314R-001. We need the $43 million back in the schools not back in the hands of the “have’s!”

To Call Board Members and let them know how you feel:

Please check in if you call and let us know what they say in the comments box below!!

Dr. Michael Bonds 520-3890

Larry Miller 414-469-9319

Meagan Holman 414-475-8284

Annie Woodward (414) 510-9079

http://www2.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/governance/ or call 414-475-8284

The Resolution can be found here:



Peace Family,


Wonder Woman is a community activist and blogger and Chair of The Umoja Project, a Black Conservative Movement in Wisconsin.

She is a proud member of the JustUs League!

She has her own blog site at http://www/wonder2woman.blogspot.com

She also contributes to The Milwaukee Drum, the Black Convo Network, Insane Asylum Blog, and Black Bloggers Connect.


As you can see each member’s area tells you how “vested” they are in the district, specifically the inner city.

District 3-Bonds


District 5-Miller


District 8-Holman


MPS board committee approves some constraints on president (Journal Sentinel Story)

By Erin Richards of the Journal Sentinel


And by the way, where is our M.I.A. Mayor who once had so much to say about MPS and its dealings????

 milk mayor

 Board Memebers

TMD Community Event: Saving Our Sons Kickoff @ Coffee Makes You Black (audio)

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January 11, 2013 – a very well attended rally took place at Coffee Makes You Black to let the community here from stakeholders interested in supporting a new campaign to support Black Males in MPS schools. The Drum was there and we wanted to share some of the audio from community leaders.

Dr. Gregory Thornton, MPS Superintendent http://themilwaukeedrum.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/thornton-11-12-13.mp3

Michelle Pitts, Owner New Pitts Mortuary

Derrik Rogers, Principal Transition High School

Denisha Tate, Boys & Girls Club Milwaukee

Mayor Hines, MPS Super Dr. Thornton A United Front

Optimism Amid the Challenges: Gregory Thornton’s Message to Aldermen

September 21, 2010 | Posted by: Alan J. Borsuk – Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

“Milwaukee stands at the threshold of doing something very great,” Gregory Thornton, the new superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools, told the Milwaukee Common Council on Tuesday.

It’s nice to hear that kind of optimism when it comes to educational success for Milwaukee’s children. But everyone knows how much needs to change for that to become true in a city where reading scores are among the lowest in America.

That’s the balancing act Thornton has been undertaking as a he continues to reach out to both leaders and the general public in his first months as chief of the 80,000-student system.

He needs to strike a positive tone about what is going to happen, but he also needs to make it clear that he’s here to change the state of things, and that’s going to take major work. Thornton appears to have received generally favorable reviews for how he is doing and what he is saying. He has met with numerous political, business, and philanthropic leaders and groups, visited a large number of schools, and made appearances throughout the city.

At the invitation of Common Council President Willie Hines, Thornton spoke for about 20 minutes at the start of the meeting in the ornate Common Council chambers, a rare venue for an MPS superintendent. Thornton hit many of his main themes: The financial challenges facing MPS (it will cost $55 million more next year to do the same things being done this year, he said). The new administrative team he has brought in (he named and described the background of several of them). The need to deal with the high cost of employee benefits. The need to save money in areas such as food service. The need to do something about the large number of empty buildings MPS is holding. And the urgency of doing something about the low reading ability of so many Milwaukee children.

“I want to ask you for your partnership – we’re in this together,” Thornton told the aldermen, giving a message he has given to community leaders in general. He asked the aldermen to back the new literacy plan being implemented in MPS this fall. Turning to something that falls more under the purview of City Hall, he asked the aldermen to do all they can to keep children safe in the city.

Thornton even hit a positive tone on the issue that has caused the most divisiveness in education politics in Milwaukee in the last two decades, the voucher program which allows more than 20,000 children to attend private schools using public money. “Milwaukee is the choice capital of the world,” Thornton said. “I think we should be proud of that.” But, he said, every school and child should be held accountable to the same standards. “We need a common yardstick,” he said.

One large step in that direction is already becoming a reality. Unlike conventional schools and charter schools, voucher schools were not required to administer or report the results of the state’s standardized tests known as the WKCEs in the past. But the Legislature changed that in 2009, and this year will be the first in which the approximately 110 private schools in the program will have to make the performance of their students a matter of public information.

As he has most everywhere he has gone, Thornton appeared to get a warm reception from Common Council members. Sure, it’s a honeymoon period, but that’s better than no honeymoon. Reality will cast its vote on the new team at MPS in a lot of ways as things unfold. But give Thornton credit for hitting the ground running – and, it appears, in some good directions.