Marva Herndon, who was first elected to the Milwaukee Public School Board in April 2019, is a graduate of West Division High School, has enjoyed a 25-year career as a computer programmer, and changed careers after retiring from Harley Davidson in 2009. She and her husband, Carl, are parents of four daughters, all MPS graduates. Their grandchildren who reside in Milwaukee either are MPS graduates or are currently enrolled in MPS.
Why is the Milwaukee county executive race so important to Betsy DeVos?
By: Marva Herndon - April 3, 2020
Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s Secretary of Education, has long funded politicians who support voucher and charter-school schemes through her group, the American Federation for Children. The same American Federation for Children has funded school privatization efforts all over the country. Betsy DeVos is partly responsible for one of the biggest school reform disasters in the […]
The schools our students deserve
By: Marva Herndon and Larry Miller - December 9, 2019
As directors of the Milwaukee Public School Board, we strongly believe in giving every student, no matter what they look like or where they come from, the public schools they deserve. The Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) last attempted a referendum in 1993. Since then, 410 of Wisconsin’s 421 school districts – 97% – have passed […]
Elizabeth Warren’s plan would help Milwaukee public schools
By: Marva Herndon, Erika Siemsen and Megan OHalloran - November 19, 2019
Recently, U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren rolled out an impressive plan to ensure every child in this country can get a great education at a public school. As newly elected members of the Milwaukee School Board of Directors we are charged with advocating for our students and community. We feel strongly that […]