Barbara Miner

Barbara Miner

Barbara Miner is a Milwaukee-based journalist who has written extensively about public education. She is the author of the award-winning book, Lessons from the Heartland: A Turbulent Half-Century of Public Education in an Iconic American City.

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School vouchers, Black Lives Matter and democracy

By: - August 17, 2020

When a Milwaukee voucher school recently posted its opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement’s support of LGBTQ rights, the ensuing controversy lifted the curtain — albeit ever-so-slightly— on a long-standing problem. Under Wisconsin’s voucher programs, billions of taxpayer dollars have been funneled into private schools that do not have to abide by basic antidiscrimination […]