On Thursday, February 24, Charles E. Wilson, Associate Professor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and James Callender, a former State Representative and partner at the law firm Buckley King, will debate whether or not Ohio should restrict or expand the number of charter schools within the state.
Both Wilson and Callender are familiar with the topics of charter school and education law. Wilson teaches several education law classes at the Moritz College of Law and is currently serving on the Executive Committee of the Ohio School Boards Association. Callender, as a state legislator, helped author and pass Ohio's charter school laws and has served as Chairman and President of Ohio Association of Charter School Authorizers.
The debate will begin with an introduction to charter school law by Callender, followed by a set of 15-minute arguments and then a set of 5-minute arguments. Time will be allotted at the end for audience questions.
The event is being sponsored by the Law School Republicans, Law School Democrats, and the Education Law Society. Law School Republicans President David Ebersole says the motivation for the event is that education reform is currently a critical state issue.
"Our club is excited to have an event that may move along the education discussion. Also, we hope bipartisan and civil events with the Law School Democrats demonstrate leadership," adds Ebersole.
The event will take place in Saxbe Auditorium at the Moritz College of Law at 12:00 P.M. It is expected to last until 1:15 P.M. Refreshments will be served.