University of Maryland Newsdesk. www.newsdesk.umd.edu
For Immediate Release
November 18, 2002
Contacts: David Ottalini, 301 405 4076 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C. To Make Major Education Policy Address at the UM
- North Carolina Senator John Edwards, a long-time advocate of education
reform, comes to the University of Maryland campus this Thursday. He will
deliver what is being termed a "major policy speech" on education. It's the
last in a series of three policy speeches the senator has given this fall.
Sen. Edwards is expected to introduce specific proposals to improve teacher
quality in struggling schools and make college more affordable for American
families. Senator Edwards will be available for one-on-one interviews
following his speech.
- Sen. Edwards has been mentioned prominently as a possible Democratic
presidential candidate in 2004. He won his first term in office in 1998 and
with the departure of Sen. Jesse Helms, will become the senior senator from
North Carolina in January 2003.
Edwards is a member of the Senate Health, Education. Labor and Pensions
Committee. He was a sponsor of the "No Child Left Behind Act" passed by
Congress earlier this year.
Sen. Edwards was the first person in his family to go to college. He has a
B.A. degree in textiles from North Carolina State and a law degree from the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is married with four
- Thursday, Nov. 21st from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
The Grand Ballroom in the Stamp Student Union. An audio mult box and risers
will be available. There is parking across the street.