Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Terry Brown 'School Choice Wisconsin' November 1, 2013

The St. Thomas More Lawyers Society will have its monthly First Friday Mass and Meeting this Friday, November 1, 2013, which is All Saints Day, a Holy Day of Obligation.

This month’s speaker is Terry Brown, Vice President of School Choice Wisconsin. School Choice Wisconsin is a non-partisan, statewide organization dedicated to advancing private and religious school choice. Prior to joining School Choice Wisconsin, Terry led Saint Anthony School of Milwaukee, the nation's largest Catholic grade school. Terry led a major expansion of Saint Anthony School increasing enrollment from 400 to 1450 students in grades PreK-10. Terry also initiated a comprehensive school reform that included Direct Instruction, the Core Knowledge content sequence, multi-age achievement grouping, a lengthened school day, and after-school tutoring programs.

Terry is Board Chair of the Alliance for Choices in Education and a member of the board of directors of the National Council for Private School Accreditation. Terry has been featured in several reports including the Thomas Fordham Foundation's "Who Will Save America's Catholic Schools" and the University of Notre Dame's "To Nurture the Soul of a Nation: Latino Families, Catholic Schools and Educational Opportunity". Terry has been honored as one of "Thirteen School Leaders Who Perform" by the D.C.-based Center for Education Reform.

Please join us as we welcome Terry Brown to lead us in this month’s First Friday discussion, addressing the developments of school choice in Wisconsin, particularly given the recent expansion of school choice and its impact upon education in general, and specifically with regard to Catholic and faith-based schools, in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin.

Mass will be celebrated at 7:30 A.M. in the Chapel of St. Edmund Campion, located on the 4th floor of Eckstein Hall. Mass will be followed by our meeting and discussion from 8:00-9:00 A.M., which includes a continental breakfast (suggested donation $4.00). Parking is available in the Eckstein Hall underground parking structure. (Enter from North 10th Street and proceed to the lot entrance, pull a ticket, and find an open parking space. Once parked, take the elevator to main floor, which opens to the foyer, and go to the welcome desk to get your parking ticket validated.)