October 4, 2011
Education reform leader next guest for “On the Issues” at Marquette Law School
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011
Time: 12:15 p.m.
Place: Marquette Law School, Eckstein Hall
Abby Ramirez, executive director of Schools That Can Milwaukee, will be the next guest for “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan Street.
A former business executive, Abby Ramirez has quickly become a leading voice for education reform in Milwaukee. The goal of the organization she co-founded, Schools That Can Milwaukee, is to have 20,000 children in high-performing urban schools—public, charter, and choice—by 2020. To do that, Ramirez and her organization work to identify schools where children are succeeding, and then attempt to replicate those models across the city. In addition to her business background, Ramirez worked on public policy issues for a California-based foundation. A passionate believer in the power of education to transform, Ramirez received her B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia. She has an M.B.A. and M.A. in Education from Stanford University.
Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy and an award-winning journalist, continues his “On the Issues” series of provocative and insightful interviews with local and national public officials, journalists and other newsmakers throughout the year.
The complete fall schedule of “On the Issues” events
is available. Guests include U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin James Santelle, and Growing Power founder Will Allen.
Seating is limited; registration is available online
. For those who can’t attend in person, all “On the Issues” events are streamed live online at the following website
, which also contains a catalog of past guests.
Media interested in attending should contact Brigid Miller in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-7445 or Brigid.email@example.com.