Wisconsin Working Families Party announced its first three endorsed candidates for the Milwaukee Board of School Directors. These candidates are committed to public schools and oppose the corporate profiteering that is draining resources from our schools while failing to deliver quality education for our children. These candidates will transform the local school board and how education is delivered in Milwaukee.
Annie Woodward has represented District 4 since 2009. She has consistently voted against funding for charter schools, vouchers, choice schools, and other programs that divert resources away from Milwaukee’s public school students. As someone who dropped out of school, but eventually earned her college degree, Annie’s passion for public education makes her an important bulwark against the forces of moneyed interests and privatization.
Larry Miller has represented District 5 for eight years and is currently the vice president of the Milwaukee School Public Schools Board. He has been a vocal critic of the forces of privatization and has consistently voted against programs that hurt public schools. Larry believes that privatization benefits the few at the expense of many.
Dr. Tony Baez is a candidate for the open seat in District 6. He is an educator and served as the dean of liberal arts and vice president of academic affairs at the Milwaukee Area Technical College. Dr. Baez, an internationally acclaimed expert in bilingual education, will stand as a strong force for Latino families counting on MPS for the best education for their children.