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Join parents, educators, administrators, students and business professionals for the third annual Point in Common Community Speaker Series.
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Sentry Theater
Topic: The War on Public Education and What it Means for You
Speaker: Julie Mead, Ph.D., Professor of Education Policy at UW-Madison
Julie Mead is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Mead researches and writes about topics related to the legal aspects of education. Her research centers on legal issues related to special education and legal issues raised by various forms of school choice.
Mead will share her research about forms of school privatization, including school vouchers, which use tax dollars to support tuition at private schools. She will discuss the trade-offs involved in various forms of school choice, the history of Wisconsin's voucher and charter school programs, and the implications of those policies on public education.
She has written or edited such books as Charter Schools and the Law: Establishing New Legal Relationships, Legal Aspects of Special Education and Pupil Services and The Principal’s Legal Handbook.
Mead is also a former special education teacher and administrator. Her talk is intended for parents, educators, students, business professionals and community members.
Free child care is available at the Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center.
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The mission of Point in Common is to advance ideas that stimulate and motivate actions, create excitement, and raise public investment, all to improve education in the community.
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