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For Release — October 18, 2005

Marist College to host school funding debate Oct. 19

Questions surrounding the funding of New York’s public education system will be the subject of a debate between fiscal policy experts Wednesday, October 19, at Marist College in Poughkeepsie.

The debate, sponsored by Marist College School of Management and Marist’s masters in public administration program, will feature Frank Mauro, director of the Fiscal Policy Institute, and E.J. McMahon, director of the Empire Center for New York State Policy.

The debate is scheduled from 7-9 p.m. in Marist’s performing arts room and is open to the public free of charge.

Both experts will address issues surrounding school financing, including:

Marist College is located approximately 1 - 1.5 miles north of downtown Poughkeepsie on the west side of Route 9.