NCPA's Goodman To Debate Future Of Public Education With All-Star Panel


Dallas (Sept. 21, 1999) -- Are the public schools failing our kids? Should market-based competition come to the rescue? Or would a greater financial commitment solve the problem? Discussing these questions and more Dr. John C. Goodman, president of the National Center for Policy Analysis, will participate in a panel debate on the future of public education sponsored by the Dallas Association of Realtors.

The program, which will be held Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Westin Galleria Hotel, will also feature state Rep. Kent Gruesendorf, new Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Bill Rojas and Harley Hiscox of Alliance - American Federation of Teachers.

WHO: Dr. John C. Goodman, President, NCPA; Dr. Waldemar "Bill" Rojas, Superintendent, DISD; State Rep. Kent Gruesendorf, Public Education Committee, Texas House; Harley Hiscox, Alliance - American Federation Of Teachers; Moderator - Doug Fox

WHAT: Dallas Association of Realtors Breakfast Caucus, Featuring Panel Debate: "Would You Bet On Public Education?"

WHEN: 7:30 am CDT - Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999

WHERE: The Westin Hotel - Galleria, Dallas, Texas

Dr. Goodman is the author of seven books and numerous articles in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Investor's Business Daily, Los Angeles Times, The Dallas Morning News, and Houston Chronicle Dr. Goodman regularly appears on television news programs including ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and C-SPAN's Washington Journal. As a keynote speaker, Dr. Goodman has addressed more than 100 different organizations on various aspects of education, taxes, welfare, Social Security, the economy, the deficit and the U.S. health care system.