Panel Discussion on “Life After Vouchers” Nov. 14

Devon Carlson (top), Lora Warner, and Mike Ford

The lessons of Milwaukee’s 20-year history with school vouchers are the topic of a panel discussion Thursday, Nov. 14, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Hefter Center, 3271 N. Lake Drive.

“Life After Vouchers: Expansion, Accountability and Outcomes” is part of the Henry W. Maier State of Milwaukee Summit. Sponsors are the Urban Studies Programs, the Henry W. Maier Fund and the College of Letters and Science. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, email Carrie Beranek at or call 414-229-4751.

Panelists include:

  • Deven Carlson – assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma;
  • Mike Ford, assistant professor of public administration, UW-Oshkosh;
  • Lora Warner, assistant professor, Department of Public and Environmental Affairs, UW-Green Bay.

The moderator is Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy at Marquette University and columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The program is part of a series of events marking the 50th anniversary of UWM’s Urban Studies Programs, one of the oldest graduate programs at UWM and an early pioneer in urban affairs programs nationally.

“The Urban Affairs Association and UWM share a common, long-standing commitment to scholarship and education that advance the well-being of urban communities,” says Margaret Wilder, executive director of the Urban Affairs Association, the national professional association of urbanists. “Nowhere is this commitment more apparent than the UWM Urban Studies Program. This talented interdisciplinary faculty has made UWM a nationally recognized center for urban scholarship.”