March 13, 2013
Marquette conference will assess charter school movement
Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Time: 8 a.m. - noon
Place: Marquette Law School, Eckstein Hall
Marquette University Law School and the Marquette College of Education will host “Charter Schools: Assessing the Present, Looking to the Future,” Wednesday, March 20, from 8 a.m. to noon at Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required and can be completed online
, where a complete conference schedule can also be found.
Noteworthy national, state and local leaders will come together at this half-day conference to examine the charter school movement. The two-decade-old movement to create independent, publicly funded schools is of major significance, as more than two million children nationwide are enrolled in charter schools this year. However, the impact of charter schools has been difficult to assess.
This conference will feature national figures who can bring big-picture perspectives to the subject, as well as provide a forum for local leaders in the charter debate to discuss what would be the most beneficial paths to pursue in Milwaukee and Wisconsin.
Speakers will include Margaret (Macke) Raymond, director of the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University; Sarah Carr, author of Hope Against Hope: Three Schools, One City, and America’s Struggle to Educate Its Children
, which focuses on schooling in New Orleans; and a panel of local educators with differing views on charter schools.
Media interested in attending should contact Chris Jenkins in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-4745 or firstname.lastname@example.org