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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: April 27, 1999

Teens, State Leaders to Discuss Recent Education Reforms

High school students from around the state will meet state leaders to discuss the new high school exit exam, efforts to end social promotion and other education reform issues from 9 to 10:15 a.m., April 30.

The town hall meeting will be in the State Capitol room 4202. It will feature Assemblyman Anthony Pescetti, R-Rancho Cordova, state Undersecretary for Education Sue Burr and possibly other state officials. Student panelists will include Michael Abdallah, Melissa Francis, Michelle Lewis, Amanda Qualls, and Jason Wise, all from Bear Creek High School in Stockton, and Rita Masrelian from Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley.

More than 150 students in the audience will be able to question the panelists, and students from Loara High in Anaheim who will participate by telephone. Thousands of other students around the state will either watch the meeting live on the California Channel or view it on videotape.

Barbara Arnstine of the California State University, Sacramento's College of Education will moderate the meeting.

The event is presented by LegiSchool, an educational collaboration between CSUS and the State Legislature. Legischool promotes dialogue, critical thinking and participation in government among high school students.

More information is available by contacting LegiSchool Project Coordinator Kolleen Ostgaard at (916) 278-6906


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