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Point in Common Community Speaker Series: War on Public Education

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM (CDT)

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Julie MeadJoin 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
The War on Public Education and What it Means for You
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.

Related Readings:

"A smart ALEC threatens public education"
By Julie Underwood and Julie F. Mead

"Private in Name Only: A Statutory and Constitutional Analysis of Milwaukee’s Private School Voucher Program"
By Julie F. Mead



Save the Date: Point in Common welcomes New York Times best-selling author Dave Burgess of Teach Like a Pirate on Feb. 16, 2016, at 7 p.m.


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Sentry Theater
1800 Northpoint Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM (CDT)

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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.

This event is sponsored by:


UW-Stevens Point

Mid-StateCommunity Foundation

Phi Delta Kappa




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Point in Common Community Speaker Series: War on Public Education
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