Madison Prep and Urban League to seek new vote on Madison Prep

Kaleem Caire, via email:

For immediate release: January 12, 2012
Contact: Laura DeRoche-Perez
Director of School Development
Urban League of Greater Madison
2222 S. Park St., Suite 200
Madison, WI 53713
608-729-1230 (office)
608-556-2066 (cell)
Urban League and Madison Prep Boards to Hold Press Conference
Will announce their plans to seek a new vote on authorizing the opening of Madison Prep for 2013
WHAT: Madison Preparatory Academy and the Urban League of Greater Madison will announce their intentions to seek a February 2012 vote by the Madison Metropolitan School District Board of Education to authorize Madison Prep to open in the fall of 2013. Three MMSD Board of Education members have already shared their support of the motion.
WHEN: 3:30 pm CST, Friday, January 13
WHERE: Urban League of Greater Madison, 2222 S. Park St., Madison, WI 53713
WHO: Madison Preparatory Academy Board of Directors
Urban League of Greater Madison
For more information, contact Laura DeRoche-Perez, Director of School Development, Urban League of Greater Madison, at or 608-729-1230.

Much more on the proposed Madison Preparatory IB charter school, here.

3 thoughts on “Madison Prep and Urban League to seek new vote on Madison Prep”

  1. 1) This is bullying.
    2) This is premature.
    3) I hope Ed Hughes will reconsider, given 1 and 2 (as well as the many other substantive issues and ongoing unanswered questions about the proposal).
    4) I hope the other four — Cole, Passman, Moss and Silveira — will hold firm and keep asking for substantive answers to their questions.
    5) Don’t the reporters and others realize that few people have the courage of Allen Ruff and Will Williams to speak out publicly against Madison Prep? The conversation and attacks have been so simplistic for so long, even to ask an intelligent question gets you labeled a racist.
    6) To call someone racist rather than to answer their questions is evasive and has been destructive of the public process.
    7) Anyone know why the Madison Prep folks have not registered their fundraising with the United Way?

  2. Worst of all possible decisions. Everyone needs to go back to square one. Everybody involved has lost in this needless, substanceless battle.
    But, I guess this is what war is like; the war stops only when everybody is tired of fighting. But this war has just begun.
    Irrational at every turn. Who is going to win on paper? The biggest bully.

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