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February 10, 2004

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Daryl Savage at (650) 688-6384


PALO ALTO – Assemblyman Joe Simitian will be the featured speaker at an Education Town Hall meeting at Rogers Middle School in San Jose on Thursday, February 12. 

Taleen Nazarian, Moreland School District School Board member, who invited Simitian to the event, said, “Joe has always been on top of issues dealing with education. We are honored to have him as our guest and look forward to having a thoughtful and lively discussion.”

Nazarian said Simitian was asked to take a role in the discussion because of “his expertise in education, and his understanding and commitment to the quality of schools around the State.” Simitian is Chair of the State’s Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance.

“I want to have a frank and serious talk about school funding, results in the classroom and local control. I also want to hear specific local concerns from the folks attending this meeting,” Simitian said.

The Town Hall will begin with a screening of the new PBS documentary about the declining conditions of California schools, both academically and structurally. After the group views the 60-minute film, entitled “First to Worst,” Simitian will participate in a discussion based on the film, as well as speak about the future of public education in the State.

Rogers Middle School Principal, Gary Stebbins, will host the event. Parents, teachers and students from the school’s site council will be attending, which is free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 12, 2004
6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
Rogers Middle School
4835 Doyle Rd., San Jose





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