4/21/2008

District officials are increasingly out of touch with classroom realities such as the impact of poverty on students and the effects of budget cuts on schools, nearly 100 Milwaukee teachers said at a forum last week, as they called for more arts, physical-education, career-training and dropout-prevention programs. "Stop talking about this being a data-driven district, and start talking about it being a child-centered district," said third-grade teacher Amy Gutowski.

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