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Education: Local Schools, National Policies

There is perhaps no bigger issue in the United States than the future of free, high quality, mandatory public education. Our community is particulalry attuned to the ebbs and flows of this debate: the trends, the funding, the new initiatives and the various brands of snake oil on offer. To continue this important public discussion, public education advocate Anthony Cody visits campus and presents a lecture at the Chapel this afternoon:

Anthony Cody, a leading advocate and author for public education will speak on "Local Schools, National Policies: Who's Listening?" Feb. 4 at 5:15 p.m. at the University of Georgia Chapel.

Cody's talk will address national educational policies and their effects on local schools. The event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a free reception in Demosthenian Hall. The lecture is presented by the UGA College of Education and the Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts. This lecture is part of an ongoing public conversation about education.

Cody is co-founder of the Network for Public Education and the author of "The Educator and The Oligarch: A Teacher Challenges the Gates Foundation."

Debates on the future of public education need to be front and center for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is the very future of the Republic itself. Let the Chapel be full.

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