DSA is proud to endorse Ananda Mirilli for Seat 5 on the MMSD Board of Education. A socialist with professional experience in the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Ananda is running in opposition to charter schools and vouchers and supports union organizing. She has made strong statements in support of terminating the ERO program and will work to restructure public education to serve poor students and students of color.
Ananda is enthusiastic about building an ongoing partnership with Madison DSA, and we're excited to work with her as she helps transform our schools into better and more equitable learning environments!
Learn more about her at her campaign website, and vote for her in the primary on February 19 and the general election on April 2.
Ananda Mirilli’s experience as an immigrant with a child enrolled at La Follette High School, combined with her professional work in the state Department of Public Instruction, informs her approach to public education. She explicitly identified as a socialist – having aligned with a socialist party in her native country of Brazil – and is opposed to charter schools, vouchers, and supports union organizing. She made strong statements in support of terminating the ERO program and working to restructure public education to serve poor students and students of color. She is supportive of our platform to provide universal pre-K and after school care and believes that similar approaches to social inequalities will help to build inclusive schools. She would like MMSD to make use of state and federal grants to expand services, in particular mental health services, and also would like to see MMSD use public money to build new facilities to relieve overcrowded and dilapidated classrooms.
Ananda was enthusiastic about building a partnership with Madison DSA and believes that political organizing will be an important part of accomplishing the radical changes need to build equitable schools.
For more information, please check out her Madison Teacher Union's questionnaire.