John Stossel, ABC News Correspondent

Event Date - June 02, 2006

Unions say, 'education of the children is too important to be left to the vagaries of the market.' The opposite is true. Education is too important to be left to the calcified union/government monopoly."

Listen to John Stossel's speech.

Known for taking a skeptical look at a wide variety of issues, John Stossel's ABC News reports often evoke strong reactions from empathizers and critics alike. In a recent 20/20 Special Report "Stupid in America," Stossel asks: Is the government monopoly over public education in America cheating children out of a quality education?

Please join us as media maverick and award-winning ABC News correspondent and anchor, John Stossel, discusses findings from his new book Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity: Get out the Shovel-Why Everything You Know is Wrong. In his luncheon address, Stossel will focus on common misperceptions of American public education, while using an investigative "shovel" to reveal truth behind the myths.

Called "one of the most tenacious, insightful reporters of all time," John Stossel has received 19 Emmy Awards and has been recognized for excellence in consumer reporting five times by the National Press Club. Previously a consumer editor at Good Morning America, Stossel is a graduate of Princeton University.

June 2, 2006, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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