Groups To Discuss Reform Of Public Education

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A coalition of public education advocacy groups led by the 100 Black Men of Metro New Orleans will sponsor a public forum Wednesday to discuss an agenda for public education reform as a new governor prepares to take office.

         The New Orleans Advocate reports the forum will be held at the Renaissance Hotel in New Orleans.

         The panel will feature Shavar Jefferies, the head of the national Democrats for Education Reform, along with former Xavier University President Norman Francis, former Orleans Parish schools Superintendent Darryl Kilbert and Warren Easton Charter High School Principal and CEO Alexina Medley.

         Bill Rouselle will moderate the discussion on the implications for education reform of having a new Democratic governor, John Bel Edwards.

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