WILL staff spent more than two years conducting extensive interviews with school leaders, education advocates, and national think tanks in order to come up with serious policy recommendations on how to improve student achievement in Wisconsin. The “Roadmap to Student Achievement” is one of the most comprehensive reform agendas for Wisconsin that is publicly available
CJ Szafir is Executive Vice President WILL. He has been involved with litigation relating to school districts violating Act 10, promoting school choice for children with special needs, and pushing back against burdensome regulations. He has authored and co-authored numerous policy reports. CJ’s op-eds and commentary have been published in local and national publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, National Review, and Washington Times.
He has a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Chicago and law degree from Marquette Law School. He received a BA in Political Science from Michigan State University.
Libby Sobic is Director & Legal Counsel of Education Policy at WILL. She works closely with stakeholders and clients on legal and policy issues related to K-12 education in Wisconsin. She has been involved in litigation relating to transportation rights of private school children, promoting school choice for children with special needs and monitoring burdensome administrative regulation practices. Libby has co-authored several policy reports, including memos on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a study on Wisconsin school districts and their responses to open records requests and reports on vacant schools epidemic in Milwaukee. Libby’s op-eds and commentary have been published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin State Journal, Forbes, The Hill and the Wall Street Journal. Libby received her law degree and B.A. from Marquette University.