Many of the residents of Milwaukee won’t be happy when they learn that the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) have proposed a 2017 budget that will allocate nearly five-hundred thousand dollars towards activist group Black Lives Matter.
The budget details were published in Milwaukee’s Journal Sentinel newspaper on Wednesday. The line item request calls for $471,073.
Details on how funds will be used might be seen in the 2015 MPS Black Lives Matter Resolution.
The resolution calls for “implementing the lessons of the Black Lives Matter movement, the working group is focusing on teaching and learning, along with restorative practices. Professional development training is being planned to be carried out this summer to prepare for implementing in classrooms and schools for this Fall.”
The agenda also includes a plan to expand education courses and policies around the organization. The resolution proposes that “the district create an advisory council—of community, parents, educators, and students– to assist in reviewing, strengthening and creating curriculum and policy related to the issues raised by the Black Lives Matter movement.”
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