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School vouchers discussion draws crowd

 School Voucher panelists (l-r) Zimmer, Gould, Smrekar and Coverstone (Steve Green/Vanderbilt)
L-r: Ron Zimmer, Debby Gould, Claire Smrekar and Alan Coverstone. (Steve Green/Vanderbilt)

A panel discussion on school vouchers drew a standing-room-only crowd to Vanderbilt’s Commons Center Feb. 7. Peabody College and The League of Women Voters of Nashville hosted the discussion.

The panel, “Options in Education: School Vouchers—What Research Shows,” included Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools’ Office of Innovation Executive Director Alan Coverstone, Peabody Associate Professor of Leadership, Policy and Organizations Claire Smrekar, Peabody Associate Professor of Public Policy and Education Ron Zimmer and Debby Gould, president of The League of Women Voters of Nashville.

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