Rewriting “So Much Reform”: Trying to Understand the Present State of Urban School Reform (Payne)

Nov. 1, 2011

12:45 p.m.
Presented by:Charles M. Payne, Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
Room 150 JRP
The University of Kansas

Charles M. Payne has done remarkable scholarship in urban education with much of his work being grounded in years of frontline experiences in the Chicago Public Schools.  He is the author of the critically acclaimed book So Much Reform, So Little Change: The Persistence of Failure in Urban Schools. His interests include urban education and school reform, social inequality, social change and modern African American history. He is the author and co-author of many works, including an anthology, Teach Freedom: The African American Tradition of Education For Liberation (Teachers College Press). Payne is the co-founder of the Duke Curriculum Project, which involves university faculty in the professional development of public school teachers and also co-founder of the John Hope Franklin Scholars, which tries to better prepare high school youngsters for college. He is among the founders of the Education for Liberation Network, which encourages the development of educational initiatives that encourage young people to think critically about social issues and understand their own capacity for addressing them. Payne also will meet informally with researchers throughout the day.

This presentation will be offered as a live webinar: Instructions for participating in webinar.