Training and compliance professional, Lamar Madison, announces his candidacy for a seat on the Kenosha Unified School District school board. The KUSD member seat will be up for voter decision in the spring election, which will take place on April 4, 2023.
Lamar Madison has been increasingly concerned with the plummeting test scores of Kenosha’s student population. “Less than 30% of Wisconsin students can read and do math at grade level,” Madison stated. “Under current leadership, the achievement gap in KUSD has grown exponentially, especially for students of color and from low-income families. There are no excuses for this.”
Madison will focus his campaign on curriculum he views as divisive and distracting from the real goal of the educational system, which should be the academic outcome of the students. “Young people are leaving the school system without skills to compete in the real world,” says Madison. “They’re not so much ‘graduating’ as they are ‘aging out,’ and it’s a tragedy.” He is also a supporter of parents playing a more active role in their children’s education. “It’s time to bring parents back into the process of learning, and protect our future generations from being divided before they ever have a chance to work together.”
Madison attended the University of South Florida, graduating with a B.S. in Political Science. He later earned his Master’s degree in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University. He served 11 years in the Army as an officer in the Military Police Corps, then later as a Civil Affairs Officer.
He is looking forward to joining the KUSD School Board to provide effective and responsible fiscal oversight, curriculum transparency, and support