Pulitzer Prize-winning education journalist to go ‘On the Issues’ Oct. 20 at Marquette Law School on the state of public schools

Oct. 17, 2023

Book cover of "The Death of Public School"MILWAUKEE — Cara Fitzpatrick, Pulitzer Prize-winning education journalist, will be the featured guest for an “On the Issues” program to discuss her new book, “The Death of Public School: How Conservatives Won the War over Education in America,” to be held Friday, Oct. 20, at 12:15 p.m. at Marquette Law School’s Eckstein Hall.

This program is co-sponsored by the Law School’s Lubar Center for Public Research and Civic Education and Marquette’s College of Education.

Alan J. Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy at Marquette Law School, will talk with Fitzpatrick about her new book, which goes back to the beginning of advocacy for school vouchers and charter schools and chronicles the path to today. Milwaukee, home to the first urban voucher program in the United States, is a major focus of the book.

Fitzpatrick won a Pulitzer Prize in 2016 for a series of stories she wrote about school segregation in Florida. She is now an editor for Chalkbeat, a national online education reporting organization.

Registration for the free public event is required and available online. Members of the media who are interested in attending should contact Kevin Conway, associate director of university communication, at kevin.m.conway@marquette.edu.

Through public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, “On the Issues” conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars, conferences on issues of public significance, and the work of its Lubar Center, Marquette Law School seeks to advance civil discourse about law and public policy matters.

This event supports the College of Education’s focus on lifelong learning and an appreciation for research and professional growth. Marquette students continually reflect on their practice and role in society and attempt to enhance the learning and general well-being of those they serve. In all these endeavors, they grow in their engagement with critical analysis and advocacy around structural inequities in society and in education.

About Kevin Conway

Kevin Conway

Kevin is the associate director for university communication in the Office of University Relations. Contact Kevin at (414) 288-4745 or kevin.m.conway@marquette.edu