Education in Milwaukee, the Million Moms March, the WEDC audit, Scott Walker in Israel, and the "Country in the City" festival.
Good morning, and welcome to the week.
- Republican state legislators Dale Kooyenga and Alberta Darling have been circulating a plan for underperforming MPS schools that would turn over operations to charter or voucher schools and would be under overseen by the Milwaukee County Executive.
- Maria Hamilton, the mother of Dontre Hamilton, led the Million Moms March in Washington D.C. this weekend. Local filmmaker Erik Ljung is documenting the march for Al Jazeera. See video here.
- The State of Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau’s troubling audit of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is available online.
- Scott Walker is in Israel.
- The Pabst Theater Group has announced the first ever “Country in the City” festival, Sept. 19 at Cathedral Square Park.