Next Monday the Madison Metropolitan School Board will consider Isthmus Montessori Academy’s application to become a public charter school.
Today, Carousel Baryd speaks with advocates for and against the proposal. Current school board member Nicki Vander Meulen and former school board member and teacher Marjorie Passman explain why they are opposed to the proposal. Prior school board candidate and racial justice advocate Ali Muldrow and Isthmus Montessori Academy Founder Melissa Droessler explain why they support the proposal.
UPDATE: A statement was made by Ali Muldrow during the program that suggested that School Board member TJ Mertz enrolled his children at a Montessori school. Mertz denies this, and Muldrow has since clarified that this comment was made in error.