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 […]
In the wake of a heated meeting last week about whether or not to keep police in Madison high schools, more questions and opinions are arising about the role of education resource officers (EROs) in schools. On today’s show, substitute host Denise DeMarb digs into the nuances of this issue with guests from the ad […]
(WORT)–With school budget season just around the corner, many public schools in Wisconsin are asking residents to give them the power, once again, to raise more revenue. 72 school districts around the state have referendums on the April 5th ballot, and the outcome of those votes will determine whether many of those schools will be […]
MADISON (WORT) — To better understand this complicated public-private development deal, Dylan Brogan dives into the debate with plan supporter Mayor Paul Soglin and vocal critic, Madison School Board member TJ Mertz.
MADISON (WORT) — Nearly 100 people rallied at the Capitol Thursday evening to protest what’s likely coming in the next state budget.
MMSD board member TJ Mertz talks with 8 O’Clock Buzz host Tony Castaneda talks about upcoming school referendum.