Can Unions Lead School Reform?
The Legacy of Albert Shanker

Tuesday, October 30, 8:30AM
The Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Square South, Room 914
New York University
New York, NY 10012

Breakfast will be served.

Richard Kahlenberg is a senior fellow at The Century Foundation and the author of Tough Liberal: Albert Shanker and the Battles Over Schools, Unions, Race, and Democracy (2007), All Together Now: Creating Middle-Class Schools Through Public School Choice(2001), The Remedy: Class, Race, and Affirmative Action (1997) and Broken Contract: A Memoir of Harvard Law School(1999).

Deborah W. Meier is a senior scholar at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, and director and advisor to Forum for Democracy and Education, and a board member of The Coalition of Essential Schools. She is the author of Many Children Left Behind (2004), In Schools We Trust (2002), Keeping School, with Ted and Nancy Sizer(2004), Will Standards Save Public Education (2000), The Power of Their Ideas, Lessons to America from a Small School in Harlem (1995).

Diane Ravitch is Research Professor of Education at New York University and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. She is the author of several books, including The Language Police: How Pressure Groups Restrict What Students Learn (2003); Left Back: A Century of Battles Over School Reform (2000), National Standards in American Education: A Citizen's Guide (1995) and The Great School Wars: New York City, 1805-1973 (1974).

Jonathan Zimmerman is Professor of Education and History at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. He also holds an appointment in the Department of History of NYU's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.He is the author of Innocents Abroad: American Teachers in the American Century (2006), Whose America? Culture Wars in the Public Schools (2002), and Distilling Democracy: Alcohol Education in America's Public Schools, 1880-1925 (1999).