Education Reporter Declares ‘Public Schools Suck’ During Emmy Speech, Gets Booed

On November 2nd, Milwaukee-based investigative reporter Meghan Dwyer received a Regional Emmy for a school bullying segment she taped for WITI, and then promptly called out the subject of her story.

“This is for all the kids that are bullied,” said Dwyer. “Seriously, public schools suck. They’re horrible. They need to be held accountable.”

“I love public schools. My kids will go there, but they need work,” she quickly added, as her statement was met with boos.

In a statement to TVSpy, John LaPorte, VP of news for WITI, called Dwyer’s comments “unfortunate and misplaced,” adding that her comments were spontaneous: “We have spoken with Meghan at length and she has made it very clear that she misspoke as she was caught up in the excitement of the evening.”​

Dwyer’s report, “Scared at School,” covered how the Milwaukee public school system was letting parents down by not taking bullying reports seriously.

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[h/t TVSpy]
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