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BOSTON GLOBE'S ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON PUBLIC EDUCATION IS OFFERED ON VIDEOTAPE

 BOSTON GLOBE'S ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON PUBLIC EDUCATION
 IS OFFERED ON VIDEOTAPE
 BOSTON, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boston Globe is offering a videotaped presentation of a roundtable discussion on public education that the paper sponsored on March 3, 1992 at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston.
 "Massachusetts Public Schools: Can they Make the Grade?" is a two- hour program that focuses on four key issues in educational reform in Massachusetts: 1) equity in public school funding; 2) states mandates of special and bilingual education; 3) teacher tenure and evaluation; 4) and school choice.
 The commercial-free video is being offered to cable TV stations and school districts throughout Massachusetts. It is available on loan from the Globe, or it may be purchased at cost. The tape has been produced in 3/4-inch and 1/2-inch VHS formats.
 The discussion is moderated by Harvard Law School Professor Charles Nesson and includes a panel of 12 leaders from education, business and government, including Massachusetts Gov. William F. Weld; Rosanne Bacon, president of the Mass. Teachers Association; Peter Negroni, superintendent of schools in Springfield, Mass.,: John C. Rennie, CEO of Pacers Systems, Inc. and chairman of the Mass. Business Alliance for Education; and Mark Roosevelt, Mass. State Representative and House Chairman of the Joint Committee on Education.
 For information on the program, write (no phone calls, please) to Mass. Educational Videotape, Public Relations Department, The Boston Globe, P.O. Box 2378, Boston, MA 02107.
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 EDITOR'S NOTE: The complete panel consists of the following:
 John C. Rennie, CEO of Pacer Systems in Billerica and Chairman of
 the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education:
 Michael D. Weisman, Attorney, Hill & Barlow, Boston;
 Hubert Jones, Dean, School of Social Work, Boston University;
 William F. Weld, Governor of Massachusetts;
 Piedad F. Robertson, Secretary of Education, Massachusetts;
 Rosanne Bacon, President, Mass. Teachers Association;
 Peter Negroni, Superintendent of Schools, Springfield, Mass.;
 Mark Roosevelt, State Representative (D-Boston) and House Chairman
 of the Education Committee;
 James M. Kelly., Member, Boston City Council;
 Muriel Cohen, Education Reporter, the Boston Globe;
 Millicent Veal, Teacher, Wm. E. Russell School, Boston;
 Mary Jennings, Headmaster, Brookline High School
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 /CONTACT: Richard P. Gulla of The Boston Globe, 617-929-3288/ CO: The Boston Globe ST: Masachusetts IN: PUB SU:


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