PRESS RELEASE from Romney for President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 1, 2007

CONTACT: Romney Press Shop

GOVERNOR ROMNEY ANNOUNCES HIS EDUCATION POLICY ADVISORY GROUP

Boston, MA Today, Governor Mitt Romney announced the Romney for President Education Policy Advisory Group.  This group of men and women will be tasked with advising Governor Romney on issues pertaining to strengthening America's education system and ensuring that future generations are prepared to meet new challenges.

"Improving our schools is critical to the future of our nation and our economy.  Closing the achievement gap in our education system is the civil rights issue of our time," said Governor Romney.  "The men and women of this group bring diverse backgrounds and perspective to the issue of education policy.  I look forward to their counsel and working closely with them on this vital issue."

The Education Policy Advisory Group is led by Harvard University Professor Dr. Paul Peterson and Nina Rees, former Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement at the U.S. Department of Education.

Already, Governor Romney has outlined a strong vision for improving America's education system and this Policy Advisory Group will help advance his education agenda.

As Chairs of the Education Policy Advisory Group, Peterson and Rees said, "We are proud to join Governor Romney's campaign to build a stronger America that prepares future generations for the new challenges they will face.  As Governor, Mitt Romney stood with educators and he will do the same as President.  We look forward to helping him craft a strong agenda to improve our nation's schools."

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