May 6, 2020

Education Inequity

The NYU DC community hosted a virtual discussion on equity in education and education reform, with special attention to the topic considering the current COVID-19 pandemic. This event was organized with the goal of bringing attention to the inequalities in the United States K-12 education system that prevent higher education as an opportunity for all. These inequalities have become even more apparent, such as access to technology, with the onset of the virus and the differences in resources to create remote learning environments state-by-state. This event included discussions on possible solutions to eliminate these inequalities and ideas to better prepare school systems for future, similar extenuating circumstances. This conversation sought to raise awareness of those children and young adults who the U.S. education system has left behind, still leaves behind, and will continue to leave behind unless action is taken and unless we as a society create paths for them to succeed.

Panelists for the program included Dr. Martha Kanter, Executive Director of the College Promise Campaign; current Senior Fellow at NYU Steinhardt's Institute for Higher Education Policy, Dr. Tiffany Jones, Senior Director of Higher Education Policy, The Education Trust, Dr. David Kirkland, Executive Director, NYU Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools; Associate Professor of English and Urban Education, NYU Steinhardt, and Dr. Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng, Associate Professor, International Education, NYU Steinhardt. Serving as moderator and creator of this event was former DC Dialogues Executive Board Student Member, Brianna Hall.

This event was free and open to everyone. Registration was required in order to receive log-in information for the webinar. This webinar may have been recorded.

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Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng

Dr. Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng

Dr. Tiffany Jones

Dr. Tiffany Jones

Dr. Martha Kanter

Dr. Martha Kanter

Dr. David Kirkland

Dr. David Kirkland

Brianna Hall

Brianna Hall

Brianna Hall is an NYU first year Liberal Studies student studying away at NYU Washington, DC. In fall 2019, she was a member of the DC Dialogues Executive Board. She is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and plans to major in Education and Psychology. Some things she is passionate about include education reform, politics, and environmental protection. She also enjoys meeting new people and having good discussions. She is excited to have these amazing speakers take part in NYU DC's virtual programming for the spring 2020 semester.


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DC Dialogues is a student-led initiative created to engage the NYU DC community in key discussions on politics, culture, business, environment, education – and more. Through active participation from the student body, DC Dialogues will convene prominent experts of various perspectives to discuss matters most captivating to students.