Henry Maier State of Milwaukee Summit

2013 Summit — Life After Vouchers: Expansion, Accountability, and Outcomes

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  • Thursday, November 14th
    3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Edith S. Hefter Conference Center
    3271 N. Lake Drive, Milwaukee WI

This 2013 event was the 7th annual Henry W. Maier State of Milwaukee Summit. The topic was "Life After Vouchers: Expansion, Accountability & Outcomes." A distinguished panel discussed new research on the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, the recent expansion of school vouchers statewide, and legislative efforts to create accountability measures for all schools that receive public funding. A reception followed the panel discussion and Q&A. The event was free and was part of USP's 50th anniversary year.

This year's distinguished panel included:

  • Dr. Deven Carlson, Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Oklahoma
  • Dr. Lora Warner, Assistant Professor, Director of the Center for Public Affairs, UW-Green Bay
  • Dr. Mike Ford, Assistant Professor, Public Administration, UW-Oshkosh
  • Moderated by Alan Borsuk, Senior Fellow in Law and Public Policy, Marquette University Law School & Columnist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
  • Relevant research for our discussion:

    Deven Carlson et al., "Life After Vouchers: What Happens to Students Who Leave Private Schools for the Traditional Public Sector?" Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis, April 29, 2013.

    Lora Warner, "Snapshot Report: Vouchers in Green Bay," Center for Public Affairs, UW–Green Bay.

    Mike Ford, "School Exits in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program: Evidence of a Marketplace?" Journal of School Choice: International Research and Reform, Vol 5 Issue 2:182-204, 2011.


    The Henry W. Maier State of Milwaukee Summit was sponsored by UWM Urban Studies Programs, Henry W. Maier Fund, and the UWM College of Letters and Science.

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Deven Carlson, Summit 2013

Deven Carlson

Lora Warner, Summit 2013

Lora Warner

Michael R. Ford, Summit 2013

Michael R. Ford

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