Race, Class and Reform: Excerpts from The Fifth Niemeyer Series Panel

March 24, 2010 at 6:29 pm Leave a comment

Jon Snyder, Dean of the College at Bank Street and panel moderator, ended the March 1st discussion by relating a dream about Bank Street’s founder, Lucy Sprague Mitchell, who tells him school reform can happen the usual way or the hard way. In the usual way, God sends down angels who blow on their trumpets and voila, it happens. The hard way, she said, which is the only way reform really happens, is to roll up your sleeves, and each and every one of you work with one kid, one classroom, one district, one community, one state at a time.

The Fifth Niemeyer Series presentation was a thoughtful and provocative panel discussion on “Race, Class and Reform.” You can learn more about the topics covered and the panel members’ comments here >>>

Please think about others you know who might be interested in seeing and hearing these video excerpts from the Niemeyer presentation, and email the link to the website to them. People are most likely to click on website links sent to them by family and friends. This is an unusual opportunity to let others know about an important set of issues as well as to spread the word about Bank Street’s efforts to participate in the national debate on school reform.

The Division of Institutional Advancement is planning to provide a limited number of DVDs of the full panel presentation. Please send an e-mail to Alesia Yezerskaya (ayezerskaya@bankstreet.edu) if you would like to have a free copy. Requests will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. We hope to place the order for the DVDs in two weeks, so kindly respond promptly.

Entry filed under: dialogue, diversity, school reform, teaching tolerance.

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