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With the debates over state tax policy taking center stage these days, now is a good time to focus on one of the critical aspects of the discussion: the impact on fairness. If you live in or near the Queen City, don’t miss an opportunity next Thursday April 25 to hear from two extremely knowledgeable experts this subject. Here are the details:

Tax the poor, feed the rich?

Why making North Carolina’s tax system even more regressive is a terrible idea

Featuring nationally acclaimed author and policy expert, Dr. Katherine Newman.

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Can’t make it to our Crucial Conversation with Diane Ravitch in person?

No worries!

We’re livestreaming it at http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/streaming-video

Or watch it here:

Streaming video begins Thursday, 3/21/2013 at noon.

This event will also be recorded and posted on our website afterwards, in case there are any difficulties with connectivity.

For those of you joining us in person, see you soon!

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Diane RavitchWe’ve had to move this Thursday’s very special NC Policy Watch Crucial Conversation luncheon with Diane Ravitch to a larger-than-usual space to accommodate the demand for seats (we’ll be in Venture Hall at Marbles Kids Museum — which is in the IMAX Theatre Building) but fortunately, this move has freed up some extra space so you still have time to RSVP!  

Don’t miss out on this chance to hear from America’s most important defender of public education at this critical time.

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When: Thursday, March 21, at 12:00 p.m. — Box lunches will be available at 11:45 a.m.

Where: Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St. in downtown Raleigh.

Cost: $10 – includes box lunch.

Space is limited — pre-registration required.

Questions?? Contact Rob Schofield at 919-861-2065 or rob@ncpolicywatch.com.

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Diane RavitchAmerica’s leading spokesperson for public education, Diane Ravitch, will be in Raleigh next Thursday March 21 to headline an NC Policy Watch Crucial Conversation luncheon. Diane is, among other things, the author of several books including “The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education,” a professor at NYU, a former Bush I administration official and a prolific speaker and blogger. You can follow her at www.dianeravitch.net

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When: Thursday, March 21, at 12:00 p.m. — Box lunches will be available at 11:45 a.m.

Where: Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St. in downtown Raleigh.

Cost: $10 – includes box lunch.

Although we have moved the event to a larger hall at Marbles, tickets are going fast so don’t get shut out and miss the opportunity to hear from this important American at this critical time. 

Questions?? Contact Rob Schofield at 919-861-2065 or rob@ncpolicywatch.com.

 

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Liz Schuler, Secretary Treasurer of the AFL-CIO

Some seats still remain for next Monday’s NC Policy Watch Crucial Conversation with Liz Shuler, Secretary-Treasuer of the AFL-CIO. Shuler will discuss the ongoing legislative assault on workers and the right to unionize (both in North Carolina and nationally) and what it has meant for American working people.

Don’t miss this important opportunity to hear from this powerful and important voice for working families.

When: Monday, March 4, at 12:30 p.m. — (Note later than usual start – box lunches will be available at 12:15 p.m).

Where: Center for Community Leadership Training Room at the Junior League of Raleigh Building, 711 Hillsborough St. at the corner of Hillsborough and St. Mary’s streets.

Cost: $10 – includes box lunch. Box lunches will be available at 12:15 p.m.

Space is limited – pre-registration required.

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Questions?? Contact Rob Schofield at 919-861-2065 or rob@ncpolicywatch.com.