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THE BOSTON GLOBE PRESENTS ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON PUBLIC EDUCATION

THE BOSTON GLOBE PRESENTS ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON PUBLIC EDUCATION
 BOSTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boston Globe will present a roundtable discussion on public education on Tuesday, March 3, 1992 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in the Smith Center of the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston.
 Entitled "Massachusetts Public Schools: Can They Make the Grade?" the session includes leaders from education, business and government as participants.
 Charles Nesson, professor at Harvard Law School, will moderate the session. Nesson has moderated similar sessions aired on the Public Broadcasting System.
 The roundtable will examine issues affecting public education in grades Kindergarten through 12, such as length of the school year; teacher tenure and merit pay; vouchers and school choice; money and equity in government funding of schools; state mandates such as special and bilingual education; curriculum and student testing; and education and the economy.
 The audience will include representatives from government, business, education and the community.
 Panelists will be:
 John C. Rennie, CEO of Pacer Systems in Billerica and chairman
 of the Masschusetts 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.
 The panel is also scheduled to have a teacher and a parent, to be named later.
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