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In Defense of Public Education: Fund Schools, Not War!

In Defense of Public Education: Fund Schools, Not War!

Saturday, May 22, 2010 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Responding to the closing of schools and slashing of school budgets across the country, this forum will examine our nations our spending priorities and commitment to education.

Panel members will discuss: federal, state and local spending on education versus spending on military programs; the crisis in education; violence in schools and in the world; solutions and models for change; and actions we can take.

Speakers will include:

  • David A. Burress, Ph.D., retired KU Professor/Researcher at the Institute for Public Policy and Business Research and currently President, Ad Astra Institute
  • Amy McAninch, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Education, Rockhurst University
  • Occso Bolton, former Kansas City gang leader turned gang/violence prevention leader and youth empowerment advocate and consultant
  • Cris Mann, K-12 Special Education teacher and community activist
Contact Information: 

This forum is sponsored by the American Friends Service Committeeand the Institute for Labor Studies, UMKC.

For more information call 816 931-5256


University of Missouri-KCMO Royall Hall, Room 104
800 E. 52nd Street
Kansas City , MO