ON-Lion Letter
"A month after Demond Means' resignation from the head of the Opportunity Schools and Partnership Program (OSPP), crickets could be heard in the halls of the Milwaukee County Executive's office and" the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) district.  Sometimes, the more things change, the more they stay the same," begins a late-July post by Brett Healy, president of the MacIver Institute in Madison, Wis.

"The children of MPS can't wait while they are stuck in a system that fails to prepare them for college or a career after high school," he continues in "Where is the Urgency in Fixing Milwaukee's Failing Schools?"  "Parents can't afford to wait another school year while their children struggle to make the academic progress required to compete in the real world.  Wisconsinites can't afford to wait another year and watch another senior class at MPS graduate less than 60 percent of students in four years."

Milwaukee's Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation substantially supports the MacIver Institute.
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