Finance Reform is Topic for Libraries Lecture
Lankford to Speak
on April 14
Contact: Lisa James Goldsberry (518)
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 8, 2004) -- Hamilton Lankford,
an economics professor at the University at Albany,
will speak on "Issues Regarding Public School
Finance and Its Reform: NYC and Beyond" on
Wednesday, April 14, at noon, in the Cobb Room,
University Library, UAlbany uptown campus. The
talk, one of a series of presentations in the
Friends of the Libraries spring 2004 "Community
Conversations," is free and open to the public.
Lankford is involved in a variety of activities
that link research to education policy in New
York. He was an expert witness in the Campaign
for Fiscal Equity lawsuit in which the NY Court
of Appeals recently ruled New York's system of
funding for K-12 education in New York City was
A consultant to the New York State Special Commission
on Educational Structure, Policies, and Practices
(1993-94), Lankford was also a member of the NYS
Board of Regents Technical Study Groups concerned
with Cost Effectiveness in Education (1995) and
the Generation of Revenues for Education (1994).
More recently, he organized a symposium concerned
with New York's Teacher Workforce (2001) and participated
in the Symposium on Education Finance and Organization
Structure in NYS Schools (2004), both sponsored
by the Education Finance Research Consortium.
He also participates in a large research project
focusing on the linkages between teacher preparation,
teacher labor markets, and student outcomes.
The Friends of the Libraries sponsor daylong
outings to cultural events and historic places
as well as hosting "Community Conversations"
for the extended university community. The talks
are free and open to the public. The trips, modestly
priced, include seating on a chartered bus plus
a luncheon. Membership in the Friends of the Libraries
is open to all who share an enthusiasm for books
and a commitment to building for the future of
the University Libraries at the University at
Albany. For more information about the Friends
of the Libraries, visit our Website: http://library.Albany.edu/friends.