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Education leaders head up Sunday education forum

By Sam Richards
Contra Costa Times
November 6, 2009

Several notable area education leaders and legislators are set to discuss "Creative Solutions to the Education Crisis" from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Civic Park Community Center, 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek.

Topics will include education budget issues, the 2010 census, college admissions and solving the state's education crisis. Speakers include Assemblymen Tom Torlakson, D-Antioch (a former teacher); Judy Walters, Diablo Valley College president; Michael Beseda, Saint Mary's College vice provost; Nancy Vandell of the California State PTA; and Bill Clarkson, San Ramon Valley School Board president.

Complimentary buffet dinner starts at 5 p.m.

The forum is free, but a reservation must be made by 4 p.m. Saturday. To make a reservation, go to, or call 925-945-1901.

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