Education in the Badger State- Presented by Libby Sobic, Director of Education Policy, Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty.
"Every child deserves access to a high-quality education. Despite the last thirty years of advancing school choice options, this is still not a guarantee.
For example, in 2018 only 40% of students statewide were proficient in English. Many urban school districts are struggling with achievement gaps for our minority and low-income students. In Green Bay, only 12% of minority students are proficient in English. Only 26% of economically disadvantaged students in Appleton were proficient in math. While programs like school vouchers and public charter schools have helped reach some families, this educational crisis has been exasperated by the pandemic.
What lessons cam be learned from the pandemic year? The last year has forced families to navigate new challenges with education. What changes are on the horizon for parents and students in the future? Can the State empower families and grow access to high-quality schools? How can local communities work together to achieve this goal?"
-- Libby Sobic
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About the speaker:
Libby is the Director of Education Policy and Deputy Counsel at the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. She works closely with stakeholders and clients on legal and policy issues related to K-12 education in Wisconsin. She has been involved in litigation relating to transportation rights of private school children, promoting school choice for children with special needs and fighting on behalf of students to access in-person learning during the pandemic. Libby has authored several policy reports and works with legislators in Madison to advance bill proposals to empower families and promote educational freedom. Her op-eds and commentary have been published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin State Journal, Forbes, The Hill and the Wall Street Journal.
Libby received her law degree from Marquette Law School in 2016. She grew up in Peshtigo and lives in Franklin with her husband and two daughters.
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