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

Amy Sterndale
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

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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