A state lawmaker wants to dissolve the Milwaukee Public School system.
Proposed legislation from state Senator Ted Kanavas (R-Brookfield) would divide MPS into eight new school districts, each with their own independent school board. Kanavas says the current school system has failed for far too long, and a new approach is needed to make it more accountable to parents and students. The new districts would take effect in 2013
With over 87,000 students and 207 schools, Kanavas says the system is just too large to be run efficiently. He says anything that large is hard to manage with just one superintendent.
The Brookfield Republican's legislative district does not include any MPS schools. However, he says the effective management of the system is an important concern for everyone in Wisconsin, because 75-percent of their budget comes from residents living outside of the district.