Event: Schools and the New Inequality

March 20, 2008

A public conversation held in conjunction with Politics, Activism, and the History of America’s Public Schools: A Conference for Young Scholars.

The causes and nature of inequality in American education have been the subject of sustained historical scrutiny. Using histories of American educational inequality as a backdrop, this panel asks: What aspects of American educational inequality have endured and what is new? Scholars will explore how developments in the past three decades—globalization, post-1960s immigration, the new spatial organizations of American urban areas, shifting regional fortunes, the decline of labor as a political force, the growing service economy—have altered the landscape of American educational inequality. Panelists will address the components of educational inequality in America that continue to demand analysis and will point to the questions that recent trends suggest need further scholarly exploration.

April 12, 2008, 4:30pm
Logan Hall, G-17
University of Pennsylvania

Free and open to the public

Speakers:
James D. Anderson, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Michael B. Katz, University of Pennsylvania
Ira Katznelson, Columbia University
David Labaree, Stanford University
James Leloudis, University of North Carolina
Elaine Simon, University of Pennsylvania (moderator)

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