Wisconsin superintendent of public instruction candidates to debate at Marquette

March 21, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Marquette's Law School and College of Education will host a debate between the candidates for Wisconsin superintendent of public instruction on Tuesday, March 28, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St.

On April 4, Wisconsin voters will select the state superintendent of public instruction for the next four years. The candidates are Tony Evers, who is completing his second term as superintendent, and Lowell Holtz, former superintendent of schools in Beloit and in the Whitnall district in Milwaukee County. The two offer firmly differing views on state and national education policy.

The session will be moderated by Alan J. Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy at the Law School and education columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

This event supports Marquette University's effort to serve the community in a variety of ways. These include the Law School's commitment to serve as a modern-day public square for the city of Milwaukee, the state of Wisconsin and beyond and the College of Education's focus on lifelong learning and an appreciation for research and professional growth.

The event is at capacity for members of the public. Registration for a waiting list is available online. Members of the media who are interested in attending should contact Christopher Stolarski at (414) 288-6060 or at christopher.stolarski@marquette.edu.