AFF-Milwaukee: Let’s Talk School Choice

January 30, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

MobCraft Beer Brewery and Taproom

505 South 5th Street , Milwaukee,

School choice programs in Wisconsin have consistently produced better outcomes and lower costs to taxpayers. Home to the nation’s first modern private school choice program (Milwaukee in 1990), lawmakers expanded School Choice to the entire state in 2013. Now, over 40,000 Wisconsin students are enrolled in one of the state’s four choice programs, and they’re receiving better outcomes than their public school counterparts. Research shows that students participating in a choice program are performing better academically than their public school peers, are more likely to graduate high school, and less likely to participate in crime.

So, what makes these programs work so well? How do they succeed with less taxpayer money than traditional public schools? And where does the opposition come from?

Join AFF for a discussion with School Choice experts Libby Sobic and CJ Szafir of the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) on these questions and more during National School Choice Week. Sobic, Director and Legal Counsel of Education Policy, and Szafir, Executive Vice President, research advocate and litigate on these issues extensively.

Szafir and Sobic have authored and co-authored numerous policy reports on the effectiveness of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, the vacant schools epidemic, among other topics. Their work has appeared in local and national publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and The Hill.

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