Honors Colloquium: Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 7:30pm
Edwards Auditorium 64 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA
URI's 2013 Honors Colloquium explores how education still matters and debates key issues central to understanding the future of public schools and higher education.
The keynote address is "Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right" by author Richard Rothstein, a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and senior fellow of the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at the University of California Berkeley School of Law.
Rothstein is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute. From 1999 to 2002 he was the national education columnist of The New York Times. He is the author of Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right (Teachers College Press and EPI, 2008) and Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap (Teachers College Press 2004). He is also the author of The Way We Were? Myths and Realities of America’s Student Achievement (1998). Other recent books include The Charter School Dust-Up: Examining the Evidence on Enrollment and Achievement (co-authored in 2005); and All Else Equal: Are Public and Private Schools Different? (co-authored in 2003).
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