Wisconsin Black Students’ Reading Scores Rank Lowest in United States

Wisconsin Black Students’ Reading Scores Rank Lowest in United States


Black eighth-graders’ reading scores in Wisconsin rank lowest in the U.S., according to new national test results released Thursday.

The achievement gap in Wisconsin between white and black students was the highest in the nation in both math and reading for fourth- and eighth-graders, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as the nation’s report card.

Black eighth-graders’ reading scores in Wisconsin averaged 237, followed by Mississippi with 239 and Alabama with 241. The national average is 250.

The average reading score for black fourth-graders in Wisconsin was 193, second worst in the nation. Blacks in only three states had lower average scores than Wisconsin’s 216 for fourth-grade math and 252 in eighth-grade math.

Overall, Wisconsin students continue to rank high in math but have shown little progress over the past four years, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ( http://bit.ly/1dPUE0D) reported.

The National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP, tests fourth- and eighth-graders in public and private schools across the country in math and reading skills every two years.



Well family where is the outrage? Our Black elected, our Black community leaders? Hello anyone care?

Peace Family,


Important Information for the People

1.Wake Forest university has an opportunity for minority students to attend its MBA program for FREE, and so far, the response has been very poor. Please pass along this opportunity to your friends, families. This is a great school and a tremendous opportunity to attend a top graduate school. See the details below the contract person is: Derrick S. Boone, PhD, Associate Professor of Marketing, Rm. 3139, Worrell Professional Center, Babcock Graduate School of Management – Wake Forest University – Winston Salem N.C. 27109-8738 email: derrick.boone@mba.wfu.edu or visit www.wfu.edu Phone number toll free (866) 925-3622.

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3. Harvard University is offering free tuition to families of HONOR STUDENTS and their income is less than $125,000 per year. Visit www.fao.fas.harvard.edu or call 1-617-495-1581.

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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

Education and Rights, what exactly is a Right?

Rights or wishes, there is a difference. Here is an example of the entitlement mentality which propelled “healthcare reform” now applied to education. Heck next we’ll be getting our mortgages paid for and a car to go with it! Absurd as that sounds I’m afraid to say we already had “Cash for Clunkers” and there is a new mortgage program in the works.

The question is who’s paying for it all and what happens when the Chinese cuts off Obama’s stash?


Derek Hunter

‘Education Is a Right’: The New Gateway Drug by Derek Hunter

“Education is a right!” That was the mantra of the “progressives” marching a few weeks ago against proposed tuition increases for college students.  Implicit in that chant is the thought that college should be free for everyone, after all you can’t charge for a “right.” While I’d love to retroactively wash my hands of my student loan payments, this “belief” doesn’t hold up to scrutiny because it exposes the blatant hypocrisy of those chanting it.

No responsibility at all.

No responsibility at all.

To understand this you must first understand what is, in fact, a right. Many wrongly think the Constitution grants us our rights as Americans, that the right to free speech is our “First Amendment Right.”  Nothing could be more wrong.  The First Amendment does not grant you a right to free speech, it says you are born with it and the government cannot infringe upon it. (Read this for an explanation of this point.)

So, if education is a right along the lines of speech, the government has no business being involved in it in the first place. Yet those seeking a “free” education for everyone do not seek a government-free education, they seek a government monopoly of it.  Since education is a human right, the involvement of government can, logically, only serve to infringe upon that right.  But that’s not what these people are really about.

Were these protesters of the mind that education is a human right they would not support the concept of the federal government seizing the means by which so many, particularly the poor, exercise that right – student loans.  Nothing could be more threatening to a “right” than the government being the arbiter of who gets the means to exercise it and those who doesn’t.  But on this, the “progressives” cheer.

More than that, were education a right these “freedom fighters” would seek to break the shackles of the public school system where students are forced into schools based simply on where they live, not their choice or the quality of education. Yet there were no signs decrying the imposition of only one location at which students could exercise this “human right,” and no chants either.

This was about money, entitlement and control, plain and simple. The more the government does for us, the more it can do to us, and these “progressives” seek to do a lot to us.

While these protests have died down for the moment, they will be back once the hangover from the party celebrating the government’s takeover of a significant portion of our health care system wears off because these people do not tire.  Like the Terminator, they cannot be reasoned with and they will not stop. Like a fat guy bellying up to the buffet just before closing time, he will take every last shrimp to the point of vomiting and will complain they won’t replenish. No amount is ever enough, and no proof of the failure of their opinions will ever convince them. They believe the only reason their ideals failed to work elsewhere was because THEY weren’t the ones implementing them. THEY can do it!

There’s something to be said for a belief in something so strong that you cannot be dissuaded, but the definition of insanity is repeating the same thing over and over expecting a different result.

Are these people insane? No.  They know what they’re doing, and they know why they’re doing it.  They don’t seek to make the education system better or more fair – if they did they’d be for choice in it to weed out the failing schools and teachers – they seek control.  The control they seek is complete and unforgiving.

“Progressives” choose their battles wisely, and they are chosen very specifically. What better way to get more ears to spread your lies to than to strike out at something so many middle class young adults hate in common – their student loan payments. But motive is important, as is impact. While I hate my student loans, it is not for the return on that investment. I would not be where I am and doing what I do were it not for them, and amassing that debt made me acutely aware of the fact that college wasn’t simply an excuse to drink myself into a Kennedy-like stupor every night, I HAD to work to pay back those loans. That reality helped focus me at a time when I, and millions of others, needed focus. And it worked.

While I grind my teeth as I write that check, I can afford that check and ones for all the other bills I have because of that loan. Would I like someone to snap their fingers and make it go away?  You better believe it! The same could be said for my cable and electric bills, but that doesn’t make me want to take to the streets. I went into it with my eyes open, as did every other person in this country who chose to go to college with the help of student loans.

Now the federal government will decide if a student is worthy of help paying for college through the student loan program.  If not, the options will be limited and punitive. The government chosen losers will have to either work their way through school, which is good, or parents will have to take out personal loans, perhaps even second mortgages, to help defray the costs.  In a time of high unemployment and an uncertain economic future thanks, in large part, to the mortgage mess the government created, is even more personal debt tied to property a good idea?

The system as it existed was not perfect, but students and parents were free to shop around to find the deal closest to perfect for their needs. Now the government holds the wallet, and the keys to your future. When the only hope so many have says no, where do you go from there? There are many people and organizations that were throwing rocks at police a few weeks ago who hope it will be into their waiting arms.