UTSA and S.A. Express-News to host series of town hall discussions

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(Feb. 25, 2013) -- The San Antonio Express-News and UTSA are joining together to host a series of town hall discussions on important issues of the day.

The first event, a panel discussion on school choice and vouchers, will be 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28 in the Buena Vista Street Building Aula Canaria (1.328) at the UTSA Downtown Campus.

>> The panel discussion is free and open to the public; parking will be available in lot D3. To reserve a seat, email letters@express-news.net.

The panel will include Allan Parker, president of The Justice Foundation; former state Rep. Kent Grusendorf, former chairman of the House Education Committee; Shelley Potter, president of the San Antonio Alliance of Teachers and Support Personnel; and John Folks, former superintendent of the Northside ISD and UTSA faculty member in the College of Education and Human Development. San Antonio Express-News columnist Gilbert Garcia will moderate the discussion.

 

 

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