Press Release

September 3, 1997
For Immediate Release
Contact:  Sarah Rooker, Educator, (802)828-2291


Education in Vermont to be the topic of Vermont Historical Society’s
Annual Meeting

On Saturday, September 13, 1997, the Vermont Historical Society will
examine the history of reform in Vermont’s schools and its impact on
the decisions we make today for Vermont’s school children.

The afternoon program begins at 1:30 p.m. at the State House when
historian P. Jeffrey Potash discusses “Two Centuries of Educational
Reform in Vermont.”  After his talk, there will be a panel discussion
about the question “Beyond Taxes:  Who Should Control the Quality of
Education in Vermont?” 
 Leading the discussion will be panelists Peter Bluhm, President,
Vermont School Board Association; Marge Petit, Deputy Commissioner of
Education; and David Kelley, Vermonters for Educational Choice.

.For registration information, please contact the Vermont Historical
Society, 109 State Street, Montpelier, Vermont 05609.  Or call


Sarah G. Rooker, Educator
Vermont Historical Society
109 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont  05609-0901
voice: 802-828-5670; fax: 802-828-3638
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