Monday, November 26, 2007

Last minute but ...

Former U.S. Steve Marchand sent me this email this morning [I'm on his list] about what seems like a pretty interesting event tonight:


Washington, DC-Senior Advisor for Political Affairs at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics Jennifer Donahue will moderate a political discussion about how education will play into presidential politics on the campaign trail in New Hampshire. Panelists include: Washington Post National Political Correspondent Dan Balz, Fox News Chief Political Correspondent Carl Cameron, Director of Harvard University's Institute of Politics Campaign 2008: Campus Voices Project Sue Casey, WMUR Senior Anchor Tom Griffith, former National Spokesperson for Bush-Cheney 2004 and Principal of Holt Strategies Terry Holt, Washington Bureau Chief Walter Shapiro and ED in '08 Executive Director Marc Lampkin.

The roundtable discussion, which will be followed by a question and answer session from students, teachers and community leaders, is sponsored by Saint Anselm College and ED in '08, a national nonpartisan campaign supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, which urges the candidates to put forth a plan of action to address America's education crisis.

In New Hampshire one in five students will not graduate from high school with their classmates and one in three college freshmen fail to earn a diploma within six years. And across the United States, the picture is worse. America's high school graduation rate has slipped behind 18 other countries and America's share of the world's college graduates has shrunk by half, undermining America's competitiveness and economic security.

For more information about ED in '08 events and a list of the New Hampshire advisory board members, log onto:

Date: Monday, November 26, 2007

Time: Reception 5:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion 7:00 p.m.

Location: New Hampshire Institute of Politics Auditorium

Saint Anselm College

100 Saint Anselm Drive

Manchester, NH 03102

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Strong American Schools, a project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, is a nonpartisan campaign supported by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation promoting sound education policies for all Americans. SAS does not support or oppose any candidate for public office and does not take positions on legislation.

Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend, due to the short notice. But, I'm sure it will be online in a Podcast or something at a later date. If you go, enjoy.

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