The page four article entitled “Marquette to sponsor charter school” in Thursday’s Tribune included multiple factual errors about the nature of the proposed school and Marquette’s involvement in it.
Most prominently, the article and its headline incorrectly stated that Marquette is sponsoring a new charter school in Milwaukee. Marquette is in fact only sponsoring a study looking into whether a Cristo Rey network school is feasible. Cristo Rey network schools cannot be charter schools but are instead faith-based.
Other corrections are as follows:
The article implied that William Henk, dean of the College of Education, mentioned Messmer and Marquette high schools in his discussion of the possible Cristo Rey school. Henk did not in fact bring up either school.
The article implied that Marquette’s grant from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation was to be used as part of the supposed school sponsorship. The grant is in fact being used to fund the study.
The article stated that Tony Tagliavia, the media manager for Milwaukee Public Schools, spoke about the possibility of a Cristo Rey network school in Milwaukee. Tagliavia was in fact not asked about the Cristo Rey network and did not comment on it.
The article implied that the five charter schools proposed to open for the 2013-14 academic year would be opened by two companies. They would in fact be opened by five companies.
The article stated that Milwaukee College Preparatory School is hoping to take over two school district buildings for its 38th Street and Lloyd Street campuses. Milwaukee College Prep has in fact already purchased those buildings from Milwaukee Public Schools.
The article has been removed from the Tribune’s website. The Tribune retracts the article and regrets the errors.