One of the nation’s top experts on educational equity — why we don’t have it and what it might take to get there — will speak Tuesday (Oct. 23) at 6:30 p.m. at Pace University in Pleasantville.
Ronald F. Ferguson, senior lecturer in education and public policy at Harvard, will draw from his recent book, “Toward Excellence With Equity: An Emerging Vision for Closing the Achievement Gap.”
He is likely to talk about some real hot-button topics when it comes to education: Why are there still racial disparities in academic performance? Why haven’t they been addressed? How do we close the gap?
According to a release: “He will argue that the nation is in the early phases of a national social movement to improve educational outcomes for students from all racial, ethnic and social class backgrounds. He will describe the major dimensions of that movement, emphasizing the urgency of improvements in teaching, parenting, peer culture, community engagement (including employers) and leadership.”
The event is free and open to the public. Register HERE.
The program will take in the Gottesman Room in the Kessel Student Center at Pace, 861 Pleasantville Road.