Watch WILL-AEI Education Reform Summit

Stream live discussions with policy experts, school leaders, and Congressman Mike Gallagher

The News: The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) and AEI Conservative Education Reform Network (CERN) are joined by Representative Mike Gallagher (WI-08) in Green Bay, Wednesday, for an education reform summit on the education to workforce pipeline. The summit will feature panels with education experts from WILL and AEI, school leaders, and Congressman Gallagher.

The event will be streamed here from 1-4 pm CST on Wednesday.

The Quote: WILL Director of Education Policy, Libby Sobic, said, “We are thrilled to partner with AEI to bring together some of the brightest minds on education to Wisconsin for a summit on the critical questions facing our state. We’re looking forward to getting beyond the politics to discuss the real policy ideas that will make a difference for children and families.”

Watch the Event: This education reform summit is a result of a recently published essay by Congressman Mike Gallagher, titled, Wisconsin 2030: The Education Path to Prosperity within the Decade. The event will feature a discussion of the framework of the essay as well as a wide ranging conversation on the education reform ideas that will ensure that Wisconsin has an education system that serves students and our workforce needs.

1:00- 1:15 pm CST: Welcome remarks from Kim Desotell, President of Green Bay Area Catholic Education System (GRACE)


1:15-2:00 pm: AEI Senior Fellow and Director of Education Policy Studies, Rick Hess, and Congressman Mike Gallagher


2:00 – 2:25: Intermission


2:25 – 3:55 pm: Education Reform Panel featuring:


  • Will Flanders, Director of Research, Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty
  • Joe Fuller, Senior Fellow, AEI
  • Mike Gallagher, Wisconsin U.S. Representative for the 8th District
  • Robert Pondiscio, Senior Fellow, AEI
  • Shannon Whitworth, WILL Bradley Freedom Fellow and Executive Director of the Free Enterprise Academy at Milwaukee Lutheran High School

3:55-4:00 pm: Concluding remarks by Rick Esenberg, WILL President and General Counsel

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