Is American Education Coming Apart?
For all the talk of gaps in achievement, opportunity, and funding between ethnic and racial groups in American education, a different divide may also be splitting our schools and our future. In his acclaimed and controversial recent book, Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010, scholar/pundit/provocateur Charles Murray describes a widening class schism. On Tuesday, June 26, he will deliver a lecture on what that divide means for U.S. schools and education policy.
What does it portend for student achievement? For diversity within schools and choices among them? Is our education system equipped to serve a society separated by social class?
For Murray's perspective on these challenging questions, and a conversation with him, register now to attend the lecture, from noon to 1:30 p.m. EST, at Fordham's Washington, D.C. office.
Charles Murray, W.H. Brady scholar, American Enterprise Institute and author of The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life and Losing Ground: American Social Policy, 1950-1980
Chester E. Finn, Jr., president, The Thomas B. Fordham Institute