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Event to explore presidential candidates’ education proposals

The education proposals of President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney will be the topic of a panel discussion on Tuesday at the School of Education.

The event, “Our Generation, Our Nation, Our Education, Our Conversation,” will include guest speakers Lora Cohen-Vogel, Robena and Walter E. Hussman, Jr. Distinguished Associate Professor of Policy and Education Reform; Eric Houck, associate professor of Educational Leadership and Policy; Assistant Professor Dana Thompson Dorsey; and, Rep. Hugh Blackwell, chairman of the N.C. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Education.

“This conversation is intended to better inform students on the issues so that they can make informed voting choices,” said Julie Justice, an assistant professor of literacy in the School of Education and an organizer of the event.

“It’s a nonpartisan event. We aren’t talking about who to vote for as much as what the sides of the issues are and what each campaign’s platforms are,” Justice said.

The event, which is co-hosted by LEARN NC, will take place on Tuesday from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Peabody 206. Attendees are invited to bring their lunch. Lunches also will be offered for sale by the Collegiate Middle Level Association.

People planning to attend are asked to register at