Nov 9, 2012, 5:00pm | Elebash Recital Hall
EVENT CANCELED: Fire in the Ashes: Victims and Survivors of Apartheid in New York
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Returning to the scene of his prize-winning books Rachel and Her Children and Amazing Grace, Jonathan Kozol shares insights of twenty-five years in New York’s poorest neighborhood’s public school system in conversation with teacher, activist educator Brian Jones. Together they will explore the urgent issues that confront our urban schools – a devastating race-gap, and a pathological regime of obsessive testing that prioritizes exams over rich curricula that excite a love of learning. Why do certain children rise above it all, graduate from high school and do well in college, while others are defeated by the time they enter adolescence? How can we organize and mobilize educators, parents, students, and our communities against the corporate and government policies that underfund, undermine, and privatize our public school system?
Co-sponsored by (In)equality Matters, Advanced Research Collaborative, Rethinking Schools, Save Our Schools, Change the Stakes, Haymarket Books, PhD programs in Urban Education and Critical Social/Personality Psychology, Center for Human Environment, and Public Science Project