Askwith Forum: Income Inequality and America’s Schools
A panel discussion of
The Crisis of Inequality and the Challenge for American Education
featuring authors GREG J. DUNCAN and RICHARD MURNANE
SONJA BROOKINS SANTELISES
moderated by PAUL REVILLE
THIS EVENT WILL PROCEED AS PLANNED DESPITE THE WEATHER!
This event includes a book signing
February 13, 2014
Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138
This event is free; no tickets are required.
Askwith Forum, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Harvard Book Store are pleased to welcome GREG J. DUNCAN and RICHARD MURNANE for a panel discussion of their book Restoring Opportunity: The Crisis of Inequality and the Challenge for American Education.
The panel will be moderated by Paul Reville, Francis Keppel Professor of Practice of Educational Policy and Administration, and will feature discussants, Harvard professor Martha Minow, Chicago Tribune writer Clarance page, and Vice President of K-12 Policy for the Educational Trust Sonja Brookins Santelises.
As the incomes of affluent and poor families have diverged over the past three decades, so too has the educational performance of their children. This striking trend threatens the nation’s future, both because it reduces the economic growth that supports increases in standards of living and because it jeopardizes the upward socioeconomic mobility that has held the country together. Panelists will discuss interventions that have proven effective and a set of building blocks for an American solution as detailed in Duncan and Murnane’s latest book, Restoring Opportunity: The Crisis of Inequality and the Challenge for American Education.
Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 10 minutes
As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and look for the newsstand Crimson Corner on the right side of the street and Curious George book shop on the left side of the street. Keeping the newsstand to your right, proceed along Brattle St. (you will pass the restaurant Tory Row). Follow Brattle St. as it curves to the right in Brattle Square (follow the sidewalk on the right side of the street). Walk three blocks and turn right on Appian Way. Longfellow Hall is the red brick building on the left. Askwith Hall is located inside Longfellow, on the first floor.
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