Center for Public Affairs to present school voucher conversation event

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Center for Public Affairs will present “Life with Vouchers: a Community Conversation,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 in Room 250 of Rose Hall on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. A reception with refreshments will precede the event, beginning at 6:30.

Featuring keynote speaker Deven Carlson of the University of Oklahoma and a panel of local experts, “Life with Vouchers” is designed to encourage information sharing and dialogue around the hot-button issue of school vouchers. It is free and open to the public, with free parking available in the Wood Hall parking lot.

Carlson, an assistant professor of Political Science at Oklahoma, researches the operations and effects of education and social policies, focusing on school choice policies and the Section 8 housing voucher program. His work has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, and Urban Economics, among others. He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from UW-Madison.

The expert panel for the “Life with Vouchers” event will include Steve Correia, associate professor of Education at St. Norbert College; Lora Warner, assistant professor of Public and Environmental Affairs at UW-Green Bay; and David Helpap (moderator), assistant professor of Public and Environmental Affairs (Political Science) at UW-Green Bay.

UW-Green Bay’s Center for Public Affairs aims to enhance civic engagement and quality of life in Northeastern Wisconsin through research, opportunities for students, continuing educational programs and more. More information is available online at For questions about the Nov. 12 presentation, contact Ashley Heath, associate director of the Center for Public Affairs, at (920) 465-2608 or


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