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Calendar: ASHP/CML Seminar

Published March 24, 2011

Schools in Crisis?: Historical Perspectives on City School Reform

Tuesday October 14, 6-8pm, The Graduate Center

This free public event, sponsored by ASHP/CML and The Graduate Center’s Continuing Education Program, will bring together historians and activists to discuss the current dilemmas facing urban education, their historical origins, and their potential remedies. Panelists include: Adina Back, Visiting Fellow, New York University Institute for Education and Social Policy; John Spencer, Assistant Professor of Education, Rowan University; an invited representative of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity, a coalition of parent organizations, community school boards, concerned citizens and advocacy groups that seeks to reform New York State’s school finance system to ensure adequate resources and the opportunity for a sound basic education for all students in New York City; and Jean Anyon, Professor of Urban Education, The Graduate Center, CUNY, and author of Ghetto Schooling: A Political Economy of Urban Educational Reform.

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