NYU’S PROGRAM ON EDUCATION AND CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE BROWN CENTER ON EDUCATION POLICY AT THE BROOKINGS INSTITUTION PRESENT THE FIRST ANNUAL BROWN CENTER REPORT ON AMERICAN EDUCATION
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2000 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Education ranks as one of the public’s top concerns in the 2000 election. Are the nation’s children getting better at reading and math? What kinds of math did they learn in the 1990s? Do federal and state tests provide a clear picture of academic progress? On Wednesday, September 6, 2000, the Brookings Institution Brown Center on Education Policy Director Tom Loveless, will discuss the findings of a new report, which examines the direction of achievement in U.S. schools, evaluates whether any gains that have occurred are large or small, and takes a hard look at policies and practices influencing student learning. The event is part of a five-city national tour.
New York University Professor and Co-Chair of NYU’s Program on Education and Civil Society Diane Ravitch will discuss her new book Left Back: A Century of Failed School Reforms. The book explores pervasive myths of how American schools developed in the last hundred years. It reveals how an endless wave of reforms prevented schools from doing what they were built to do: educate children.
Professor Joseph Viteritti, the Co-Chair and Director of NYU’s Program on Education and Civil Society, will moderate the discussion.
WHEN? WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2000 10 A.M. 12 NOON WHERE? NEW YORK UNIVERSITY KING JUAN CARLOS I OF SPAIN CENTER 53 WASHINGTON SQUARE SOUTH FIRST FLOOR SCREENING ROOM