School Choice is Topic of Next UNH Sidore Lecture March 25
Media Contact:  Lori Wright
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UNH Media Relations

Amy Sterndale
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Carsey Institute
March 11, 2009


DURHAM, N.H. - A panel discussion about school choice is the topic of the next Saul O Sidore Memorial Lecture at the University of New Hampshire Wednesday, March 25, 2009.

The panel discussion begins at 4 p.m. in the Memorial Union Building, Strafford Room. Panelists are:

  • Casey Cobb, associate professor of education policy and director of the Center for Education Policy Analysis at the Neag School of Education. He will discuss "School Choice in a Post-Desegregation World: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?"
  • Michael Goldstein, founder of the MATCH Charter School in Boston and senior fellow at Education Sector. He will discuss "Boston Story: How Charter Schools Have Reduced Inequality."

The Saul O Sidore Memorial 2008-2009 Lecture Series is organized by the Carsey Institute, the Department of Education, and the Department of Sociology.

Sponsored by the UNH Center for the Humanities, the Saul O Sidore Memorial Lecture Series was established in 1965 in memory of Saul O Sidore of Manchester to provide programs to the university community and state of New Hampshire that raise critical and sometimes controversial issues facing society. For more information visit www.unh.edu/humanities-center/sidore.

The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling 11,800 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students.

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