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NYU Hosts Panel Discussion On Legacy of Albert Shanker, Unions and School Reform, Tues. Oct 30, 8:30 A.M.

October 25, 2007
N-131, 2007-08

The Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy at New York University will hold a policy breakfast on Tues., Oct. 30 at 8:30 a.m. on the topic “Can Unions Lead School Reform: The Legacy of Albert Shanker.” The discussion will take place at the Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South, room 914. The panel discussion will include a presentation by Richard Kahlenberg, senior fellow, the Century Foundation, and author of Tough Liberal: Albert Shanker and the Battles Over Schools, Unions, Race, and Democracy (2007). Respondents include Deborah Meier, senior scholar, NYU; Diane Ravitch, research professor, NYU; and Jonathan Zimmerman, professor of history and education, NYU.

Reporters interested in attending the event should contact Tim Farrell, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6797 or

The Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy is directed by Ann Marcus, professor of higher education at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

WHAT: Can Unions Lead School Reform: The Legacy of Albert Shanker WHO: Richard Kahlenberg, the Century Foundation; Deborah Meier, NYU; Diane Ravitch; NYU; Jonathan Zimmerman, NYU WHEN: Tuesday, October 30, 8:30 a.m. WHERE: NYU’s Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South (at LaGuardia)

The Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy seeks to raise public awareness about the essential roles of colleges and universities in modern societies. The Institute supports research and sustained dialogue to enhance understanding of higher education as an institution that both reflects and influences social, cultural, racial, and economic difference. The Institute’s programs encourage collaborative relationships among scholars, institutional leaders and policy makers and are informed by the commitment to the ideal of the university as an institution that advances the public interest.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Events and Traditions, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

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