Forum Friday: The ABCs of the MPS Referendum

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What is Forum Friday? In this webinar format, we discuss a timely research topic and invite notable guests and Forum members to join the conversation. While this virtual event series doesn't replace our in-person events, we hope this can be a way to keep you informed and connected on our state's most pressing public policy issues.

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The ABCs of the MPS Referendum

Virtual event | March 22, 2024 | 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Join us Friday, March 22, for our popular virtual event series, Forum Friday! This installment will focus on the April 2 referendum that will ask city of Milwaukee voters whether the Milwaukee Public Schools should be allowed to exceed state revenue limits by $252 million annually after a phase-in over four years.

We’ll begin with a brief presentation that will lay out the facts about the ballot question and its impacts on taxpayers. Then we’ll interview MPS’ superintendent on the need for additional dollars and how they would be spent. We’ll follow that up with a discussion with three panelists who have extensive knowledge of K-12 education in Milwaukee and MPS’ financial needs.

Our Forum Friday guests will be:


Dr. Keith Posley
Milwaukee Public Schools

Alan Borsuk
Senior Fellow in Law and Public Policy
Marquette University Law School

Willie Jude II
Executive Director
Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation

Colleston Morgan
Executive Director
City Forward Collective

As always, we’ll conclude with a Q&A session for registered participants. Registration is free, but required for this event.

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