Kyle Olson

Milwaukee provides for teachers who want to retire early – at 62 – but don’t yet qualify for their full pension, which begins at 65.  Thus, taxpayers pay the difference of the pension they will receive at 65 and the one they receive a lower rate for retiring early.  MPS spent $15.6 million on that perk.

MPS paid out $709,306 for unused sick days.

Have you detected an expense that directly benefits children?  Me either.  Yet Milwaukee, like too many other schools, continues throwing money out the door to make adults happy and maintain “labor peace.”  With this kind of reckless spending, it’s no wonder Milwaukee Public Schools are facing a financial crisis. 

Kyle Olson

Kyle is founder of Education Action Group and, a news service dedicated to education reform and school spending research, reporting, analysis and commentary.

He is co-author of Glenn Beck’s “Conform: Exposing the Truth About Common Core and Public Education,” available at

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He has made appearances on the Fox News Channel, The Blaze, Fox Business Network, NPR and MSNBC. Kyle has given scores of interviews on talk radio programs coast to coast.

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