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School vouchers are topic of talk, Oct. 18

Clint Bolick, a leading proponent of school voucher programs, will present a lecture titled "School Choice: Fulfilling the Promise of Brown v. the Board of Education" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Bolick is president and general counsel of the nonprofit Alliance for School Choice, which was launched on the 50th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation case.

Bolick also co-founded and served as vice president of the Institute for Justice, a Washington, D.C.-law firm. He led the litigation team that defended voucher programs in the 2002 Supreme Court case Zelman v. Simmons-Harris, in which the court ruled that religiously affiliated schools may participate in taxpayer-funded tuition voucher programs.

Bolick is the author of "Voucher Wars: Lessons from the Legal Battle Over School Choice" and "Leviathan: The Growth of Local Government and the Erosion of Liberty."

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and is part of a series of events celebrating the school's 75th anniversary.

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