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HU to Host Town Hall Meeting on School Choice
01/23/2012 - #38

Hampton University will host a town hall meeting to discuss the topic Fighting Educational Injustice on Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. in the HU Student Center Ballroom. The town hall meeting is sponsored by the Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy and National School Choice Week, Jan. 22-28.

The discussion will focus on finding the best educational environments for children and supporting a variety of school choice options - from encouraging increased access to great public schools, to public charter schools, magnet schools, virtual schools, private schools, homeschooling and more. The panel discussion will be moderated by Michelle D. Bernard, CEO of the Bernard Center, MSNBC political analyst and member of the HU board of trustees. The panelists include Derrell Bradford, Better Education for New Jersey Kids; Shawn McCollough, American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence and Stephen A. Smith, host and commentator at ESPN.

The Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy is a research and educational institution - a think tank - whose mission is to fundamentally change the terms of the nation's most critical domestic and foreign policy debates and challenge the American public, policymakers, and the media.

National School Choice Week provides an unprecedented opportunity, every January, to shine a spotlight on the need for effective education options for all children. Planned by a diverse and nonpartisan coalition of individuals and organizations, National School Choice Week features special events and activities that highlight support for school choice programs and proposals

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