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The Alliance School needs funding

It was a dream of a friend...a public high school for all the weird kids (gays, lesbians, trans, nerds, goths, emos, etc.) who normally get bullied.  She got the Milwaukee Public School system to agree to let them create a new school based on the concept that every student deserves a safe environment to learn--if she could raise a significant part of the money needed to get it started.  My Angel and I made donations, as did many others, and against all the odds, it became a reality.

Now they're facing severe budget cuts, and are looking for donations. More details over here.  I wish I had more spoons right now to do a proper post, but Mike says it as well as I could.

I know this principal, and I'm proud of her work.  I'd like it to continue.  And the weird kids of the world deserve a chance to go to school somewhere safe and welcoming.  I hope some of my friends, or their friends, can help.

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orangemike
Feb. 10th, 2011 01:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the back-up, wyld one!
xjenavivex
Feb. 10th, 2011 03:54 pm (UTC)
Are the cuts across the board?
orangemike
Feb. 10th, 2011 05:09 pm (UTC)
Throughout the Milwaukee Public School system, pretty much. Alliance has always operated on a shoestring basis: no sports, no librarian, etc., so there's no fluff to trim. They have considered cutting bus service, but then it's feared that many students' parents won't or can't figure out a way to get them to school at all.
xjenavivex
Feb. 10th, 2011 05:19 pm (UTC)
May I reprint your post and link to it? I've asked Mike the same question.
wyld_dandelyon
Feb. 11th, 2011 06:40 am (UTC)
Of course!
xjenavivex
Feb. 11th, 2011 01:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
wyld_dandelyon
Feb. 11th, 2011 10:50 pm (UTC)
No--thank you!
Signal boosts are very much appreciated! It's a good cause.
orangemike
Mar. 25th, 2011 01:05 am (UTC)
Update
And of course Scott "Imperial" Walker's new budget bill will make it much worse.
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