Goldman School of Public Policy - University of California, Berkeley

The Secret to Fixing Bad Schools

Friday, October 4, 2013 • 3:30pm–4:30pm Add to Calendar

Location

Blum Hall

Description

Alumni & Family Weekend Lecture

WHAT would it really take to give students a first-rate education? Some argue that our schools are irremediably broken and that charter schools offer the only solution. The striking achievement of a poor urban school system — bringing poor, mostly immigrant kids into the educational mainstream — argues for reinventing the public schools we have. Join Professor David Kirp for a fascinating discussion on his latest research and the subject of his new book, Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America's Schools.

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