Equality of Educational Opportunity Event: Live Webcast

By 02/24/2016

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ednext-feb25-coleman-event-bannerTune in here Thursday at noon for a live webcast of an event that will revisit James S. Coleman’s 1966 report, “Equality of Educational Opportunity” (better known as the Coleman Report), on its 50th anniversary.

There will be panel discussions on the progress our country has made in achieving equality of educational opportunity in the decades since the publication of the Coleman Report and the options for making greater strides in the future.

Participants include:

• Anna J. Egalite, North Carolina State University
• Eric A. Hanushek, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
• Susan Patrick, iNACOL
• Michael J. Petrilli, Thomas B. Fordham Institute; Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
• Paul E. Peterson, Harvard University; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
• Michael J. Petrilli, Thomas B. Fordham Institute; Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
• Irasema Salcido, D.C. Promise Neighborhood Initiative; Chavez Schools
• Greg Toppo, USAToday
• Martin R. West, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Research Fellow, Hoover Institution

The event is sponsored by Education Next in cooperation with the Hoover Institution, the Harvard Program on Education Policy and Governance, and the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

More information about the event is here. (RSVPs for in-person attendance are no longer being accepted because the event is full.) Follow the event discussion on Twitter with @EducationNext using the hashtag #ColemanEN.

The Spring 2016 issue of Education Next features articles by leading scholars that revisit and update Coleman’s findings on desegregation, the achievement gap, school choice, teacher quality, the role of the family, and academic games.

– Education Next

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