High Cost of Texas High School Dropouts to be Unveiled Monday


Sec. Paige, McTeer and others to Discuss Financial & Social Costs; Possible Solutions

Dallas, TX - What is the true cost to Texas taxpayers of high school dropouts now and into the future?  What can be done to reduce this continuing problem?  Is school choice an answer?  Former Education Secretary Rod Paige will join leaders from the Dallas-based National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options (Hispanic CREO) and the Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation Monday to unveil a new study quantifying both the short and long-term costs of failing to reform Texas schools.

WHO: 

DR. ROD PAIGE
Former U.S. Secretary Of Education

DR. ROBERT MCTEER
NCPA Distinguished Fellow
Former Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System
Former President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

REBECA NIEVES HUFFMAN
President & CEO, Hispanic CREO

ROBERT ENLOW
Executive Director, The Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation

WHAT:   

JOINT NEWS CONFERENCE TO RELEASE NEW STUDY:
"The High Cost of Failing to Reform Public Education in Texas"

WHEN: 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2007
10:30 AM CT

WHERE:

TEXAS CAPITOL BUILDING - AUSTIN, TEXAS
ROOM 2E.9 (2ND FLOOR)

A BILINGUAL SPOKESMAN WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEW.