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Liberal, conservative groups to debate education

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LYNDONVILLE, Vt. (AP) - Two Vermont think tanks - one that generally leans right, the other left - are facing off for a series of debates this winter on education policy.

The Ethan Allen Institute and Public Assets Institute will be discussing school choice and other education issues.

About a third of Vermont towns - 93 - have de facto school choice because they have no school and allow students to pick what nearby school they'll attend.

The Ethan Allen Institute's two-member team is expected to push for expanding school choice, while the Public Assets Institute will defend traditional public schools.

The first debate is this Friday, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Burke Mountain Room on the fourth floor of the Samuel Read Hall Library at Lyndon State College in Lyndonville.

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