Heartland Events

2006 Educational Choice Speaker Series

The Metropolitan Club
Sears Tower 233 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60606
July 27, 2006, 6:30 AM - 8:30 AM

The Illinois School Choice Initiative, a project of The Heartland Institute, cordially invites you to its 2006 Educational Choice Speaker Series: a monthly luncheon series featuring national school choice experts.

On July 27, 2006, the luncheon speaker will be Lisa Snell, director of education and child welfare at the Reason Foundation.

Lisa Snell has testified before the California State Legislature and numerous government agencies and has written more than a dozen policy studies on school violence, charter schools, and child advocacy centers. Snell traveled California educating voters about the pitfalls of the recently defeated universal preschool measure. After winning the battle against all odds in California, Snell is moving to new battlegrounds in Illinois and Wisconsin, where she is already scheduled to testify.

Snell is a regular contributor to School Reform News and Privatization Watch. Her writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Newark Star-Ledger, and numerous other publications.

Prior to joining Reason, Snell taught public speaking and argumentation courses at California State University, Fullerton. She holds a Master of Arts in Communication from that university.