March 22, 2007
Town hall meeting on education with Rep. Cohen

From the office of State Rep. Ellen Cohen:

On Thursday, March 29th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, State Representative Ellen Cohen will host her second town hall meeting at Rice University. The topic of discussion will be "From Kindergarten to College: Education in Texas."

"We all, regardless of party, know how important the issue of education is to our district," Rep. Cohen stated. "This evening should be a great opportunity for parents, students, and everyone concerned about education in Texas to come together."

The presenters include former Lieutenant Governor Bill Ratliff, Chair of "Raise Your Hand." This bi-partisan group of business and community leaders is dedicated to a multi-year effort that advocates for our children's future. Gov. Ratliff has been named one of Texas' best legislators by Texas Monthly magazine a record six times. For more information on this organization, visit "I am profoundly grateful to Gov. Ratliff, and look forward to hearing his presentation," said Cohen

The second presenters include students from Lamar and Bellaire High Schools to discuss the facts and figures behind tuition deregulation. These students and their parents are the most affected group facing the increasing cost of higher education. "Their perspective will show the individual cost of higher costs for higher ed," said Cohen.

The location for the forum is at Rice University, Farnsworth Pavilion, Ley Student Center. Parking is available in the Central Campus Garage Enter campus at Gate #20 (Rice Blvd. at Wilton). Campus Map Available at

Should be an interesting session. If your schedule allows you to go (as, alas, mine will not), please let me know what you thought of it.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 22, 2007 to That's our Lege