From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
“Union-backed candidates won two of the three contested school board races in Milwaukee Tuesday, celebrating wins for Missy Zombor and Marva Herndon, while Darryl Jackson came out ahead in District 3.” Read more here.
Additional context from IRG Senior Research Director Quinton Klabon:
- Status quo board candidates mostly won statewide. In Milwaukee, 3 people who destroyed the district won reelection. 1 new member is a former spokesperson for the teacher’s union, a current marketer for a magazine brave enough to love “Expanding Intersectional Queer History in the Elementary Grades” but hate teaching kids to read properly, and an eternal college freshman-style socialist.
- As in Chicago, some Wisconsinites celebrated and dreamed big dreams. As in Chicago, those will crack in cold reality. Milwaukee is in bone-chilling financial trouble, with its cumulative debt set to eclipse its entire annual budget by 2030. It’s the nation’s lowest-performing big district for Black students. Kids just aren’t going to school anymore, comparable to Detroit. The work of this board will be a rescue mission, not a blank canvas. Pray that boards everywhere rise to this crisis.