VARC's Brad Carl Serves on Marquette University Education Panel

June 2015

A forum exploring key educational issues in Wisconsin, hosted by Marquette University, featured Bradley Carl, the associate director of the Value-Added Research Center (VARC), a Wisconsin Center for Education Research project.

The conference, “Pivotal Points: A Forum on Key Wisconsin Education Issues as Big Decisions Approach,” took place on Monday, May 11. The event gathered education experts and elected officials, including Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers, Rep. Dale Kooyenga, the vice chair of the state legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance, the Assembly Education Committee Chair Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt and Rep. Mandela Barnes, a member of the Assembly Education Committee.

Carl served on a panel exploring issues around testing, along with State Sen. Paul Farrow, the chair of the Senate Education Reform Committee; Pat Deklotz, the superintendent of Kettle Moraine Schools; Sally Flaschberger, an advocacy specialist for Disability Rights Wisconsin; and Amy Mizialko, the director of teaching and learning for the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association.

The conference aimed to inform the state’s decisions on public education, with special emphasis on public school spending, state policy on testing and methods for handling schools with low levels of success. The event was organized by the Marquette University Law School and the Marquette university College of Education.