Milwauke Public Schools: Obscene Property Tax Increase

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Between 2000 and 2009:

  • Enrollment has decreased by 14,360 students. That’s more than a 14% decrease since 2000.
  • Annual spending has increased by $255.5 million. That’s almost a 27% increase since 2000.
  • Annual spending per student has increased by $4,601. That’s over a 48% increase since 2000.

And lest the supporters of MPS should suggest that spending is up because of increased prices (inflation) over the years, consider this: The increases in spending per student by MPS were far greater than inflation figures. Cumulative increases (adding up the percentage changes for each year) were 31.2% for MPS per student spending for 2001 through 2007. For that same period, cumulative increases in inflation were 19.2%.  That clearly illustrates that MPS spending is signficantly outpacing inflation, so the inflation excuse doesn’t fly.

When is someone going to put a stop to this?

UPDATE: The 14.6% increase was approved. Big surprise. Head of MPS, William Andrekopoulos said if it wasn’t approved there would be massive layoffs. Since the district is spending beyond its means and needs (enrollment down!), I think layoffs are part of a perfect solution!

2 thoughts on “Milwauke Public Schools: Obscene Property Tax Increase

  1. Ex-milwaukee resident

    This is exactly why I left the city. No accountability, simply throw money at a problem to fix attitude. The sad part is that once they tax the residents and businesses out of the city, it will be very hard to get them to want to come back.

    One other note, this article does not take into consideration that MPS has something like a 30% truancy figure too.

    It should be shut down or taken over. Declare a state of emergency, break the teachers union, consolidate the schools, fire the board, and contract this out to a 3rd party management firm.

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