To Fund or Not to Fund: Policy Experts to Assess Emotionally Charged School Choice Issue
Henry Levin of Teachers College and Jay Greene of the Manhattan Institute to debate at Jewish Theological Seminary
New York, NY, February 15, 2005 - Since the Supreme Court's landmark 2002 decision that publicly funded tuition vouchers may be used at private - including parochial - schools, the issue of school choice has dominated public debate about education in
On Tuesday, March 15, at 7:00 p.m., Dr. Jay Greene, a well-known advocate of increased school choice, and Prof. Henry Levin, a prominent critic, will assess the issues, research and consequences surrounding school choice in "Vouchers, Charters, Choice: A Conversation on Education Policy Options," at a public forum at The Jewish Theological Seminary, 3080 Broadway (at 122nd Street) in New York City.
Dr. Greene is a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute's Education Research Office, where he conducts research and writes about education policy. His research was cited four times in the Supreme Court's opinions in the landmark Zelman v. Simmons-Harris case on school vouchers. He has conducted evaluations of school choice and accountability programs in
Prof. Levin is the William Heard Kilpatrick Professor of Economics and Education at Teachers College at
The event is being sponsored by JTS's Louis Finkelstein Institute for Religious and Social Studies, which since 1938 has provided a venue for advancing the dialogue at the intersection of religion and public affairs. Visit the Finkelstein Institute website at www.jtsa.edu/finkelstein.
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