On today’s edition of Meet the Candidates, WORT news director Molly Stentz speaks with the candidates for MMSD school board seat 5: TJ Mertz, Ananda Mirilli, and Amos Roe. Over the course of the hour, the candidates discuss why they’re running, academic achievement gaps, budget priorities in the district, and school safety. The local spring […]
We pick back up with another edition of Meet the Candidates, this time for the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) school board. For today’s show, Carousel interviews the candidates for seat 3, Cris Carusi and Kaleem Caire. They spend the hour discussing their priorities for the students and teachers of Madison’s K–12 school system.
Wednesday host Lilada Gee speaks with former MMSD School Board candidates Ali Muldrow and Wayne Strong to discuss whether the Madison Metro School District adequately advocates for the needs of black students.
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 […]
MMSD approved a $390 million dollar preliminary operating budget last night in a 7-0 vote. Board members Thomas J Mertz and Anna Mueller Moffit join Carousel Bayrd to recap the budget and forecast the next year, including amendments for class size, Welcoming Schools initiative, and more.
The spring election is tomorrow! First up, Madison School Board candidate Kate Toews joins Patty to discuss her run for seat six against Ali Muldrow. Later, Andrea Kaminski, executive director of the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, talks about the election and the Wisconsin Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee public hearings. The first public hearing […]