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Panel to discuss ed board’s impact

November 1, 2007

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A Lawrence panel will discuss the Kansas State Board of Education's impact in the state during a discussion at 7 p.m. today at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.

Scheduled panelists for "The Kansas State Board of Education: Why Should You Care?" are Randy Weseman, Lawrence superintendent; state Rep. Tom Sloan, R-Lawrence; Lavern Squier, Lawrence Chamber of Commerce CEO; and state board of education members Bill Wagnon and Janet Waugh.

Peter Hancock, of Kansas Public Radio, will moderate the forum, sponsored by MAINstream Coalition and Kansas Citizens for Science.

The coalition promotes the separation of religion and government, and Kansas Citizens for Science was a major opponent of the state board changing evolution standards.

The panel will discuss the five seats on the 10-member board of education that are up for election in 2008.

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