Town Meeting Held Tomorrow to Support Quality Education in Virginia

Posted: November 18, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Alliance of Virginia Education will sponsor a “Speak Out for Education” town meeting tomorrow from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Frost Middle School, 4101 Pickett Road, Fairfax. The meeting is intended to foster public dialogue in support of quality education. Panelists include representatives from local government, higher education, K-12, students, and community leaders. Michael Anzilotti, retired president of First Virginia Bank (now BB&T), will moderate.

Following the panel discussion, audience members will have an opportunity to speak for two minutes each. Individuals can sign up at the door to speak. Their comments, as well as printed remarks, will be presented to government and school officials. George Mason faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend the meeting to demonstrate support for the alliance.

The alliance is a nonpartisan statewide network of organizations and individuals that support K-12 and higher education. The Virginia First Cities Coalition, Virginia Education Coalition, Virginia Association of Counties, and Virginia Business Higher Education Council founded the group earlier this year.

The meeting in Fairfax is the fifth in a series to foster a public dialogue in support of quality education across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Other meetings have been held in Newport News, Norfolk, Fredericksburg, and Richmond. Future meetings are scheduled for Roanoke, Danville, Southwest Virginia, and Harrisonburg. For more information, visit the Alliance of Virginia Education web site.

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