Lovely. Because THAT’s why MPS fails to educate so many kids.
The Milwaukee Board of School Directors voted unanimously to terminate its contract with the Milwaukee Police Department Thursday evening.
More than two dozen members of the public called in to express their support for the resolution, and board members received nearly 800 written messages about the planned vote.
“We have enough research to know that a majority of our students, our students of color, are not treated with respect by the system,” said board member Paula Phillips, who co-introduced the resolution. “While we can try to make this work, it hasn’t been working.”
Director Sequanna Taylor, the other board member who drafted the resolution, agreed.
“If we’re going to address and have our students ready for success, then we need to have them in an environment that is successful,” she said.
This assumes that MPS is a successful environment irrespective of the police presence.