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Schools make Madison. Advocate for our students. 

Now more than ever, our schools and students need the community to rally behind them and to make our voices heard. We can help you find everything you need, from a local legislator’s email to the most pressing initiatives affecting our students today. 

Our Advocacy Efforts

Making Change Happen For the Betterment of K12

All of Madison’s students deserve well-funded schools, and we’re committed to providing data and resources that promote transparency, meaningful discussion and action that impacts our schools, students and families.

Behind the Bill: See how public school funding has changed. 

While your 2021 City of Madison tax bill shows “Madison Schools” as the recipient of 49% of those funds, it’s not that clear. Each year, more and more dollars are being diverted to voucher schools and 2x charter schools. 

2020 Referendum: Thank You For Voting ‘Yes’

Because of our community’s support for an operating and facilities referendum, $350 million in resources will help our public schools make much-needed improvements. Through our advocacy arm, Schools Make Madison, we powered the Vote Yes 2 Invest campaign that encouraged and educated voters.  

MPSF Advocacy Committee

A dedicated, passionate team of professionals promoting progress. 

Or advocacy committee works with schools, the community and legislators to determine priorities and areas of action that will impact our students.  

In The News

Have a voice. Be heard. It drives change. 

Supportive, committed network helped MMSD ‘exceed expectations’

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Melinda Heinritz: Madison’s schools have shown resilience

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Betsy Huebel: Fix Wisconsin’s worn-out funding formula for schools

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Dane County school districts say Tony Evers’ $125-per-pupil boost won’t help with long-term costs

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Day of Action Press Conference

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Dan Nerad: Pandemic fostering school mental health crisis

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Want to get involved? Let us help.  

Partners Make Our Work Possible

Engaged, local organizations are critical to our mission to advocate on behalf of Madison’s public schools and students.  

Additional Resources

Information That Makes It Easy To Get Involved

Find Your Legislator 

Reaching out to your local legislators lets them know you care about public schools. It also helps them determine how to vote and what to prioritize.  

Stay Up On Local Legislation

It’s easy to get Wisconsin legislative updates sent to your email, and it’s free.

Build Relationships With Local Lawmakers

Change in our community requires conversation between voters and legislators. See how you can start connecting with those impacting the future of our schools and students. 

Write A Letter To Your Legislator 

It’s fast, free and effective. We can help you craft a compelling, concise letter that will have an impact.  

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