Justice Sandra Day O'Connor


U.S. Supreme Court Justice

If we don?t educate our young people about how our government works and help them be part of it, we?re giving up the country and we don?t want to do that. We have something to be proud of here.

Sandra Day O?Connor (Retired), Associate Justice, was the first female member of the United States Supreme Court nominated by President Reagan. She served as an Associate Justice from 1981 until her retirement from the Court in 2006. Prior to O?Connor?s appointment, she was an elected official in Arizona. Recently, O'Connor launched the iCivics initiative, created to offer free civics lesson plans and interactive videogames for middle and high school educators.



Saturday, October 15

CIW Talk: Education

Does an A+ mean everything? What are the biggest problems facing America?s education system? Presenters discuss their concerns and aspirations... read more
Speakers: Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Jeff Nelson, Tim King, Soledad O'Brien and more speakers to be announced
University of Chicago: Ida Noyes Hall 1212 East 59th Street

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