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Feb. 1, 2008
CONTACT: Ward Mullens
wmullens@emich.edu 734.487.4400

'The Struggle for Democracy in Education' topic of next Porter lecture

YPSILANTI — Deborah Meier, author of “The Power of Their Ideas” and “In Schools We Trust,” will speak at Eastern Michigan University, Thursday, Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m. at Roosevelt Auditorium, Roosevelt Hall.

Meier’s lecture is entitled, “Educating for What? The Struggle for Democracy in Education.” The lecture is free and open to the public. There will be a reception and book signing following the lecture. For more information, call 734.487.7120, ext. 2501.

Meier has spent more than four decades working in public education as a teacher, principal, writer and education advocate. She was the founder and teacher/director of a network of highly successful public schools in New York City that are considered exemplary models of urban school reform.

She also is the recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Award and is the author of the book, “Many Children Left Behind.”

Meier’s lecture is the second in the Porter Chair Lecture and Symposium Series.  The final lecture will feature Pedro Noguera and “The Schools We Need: the Limits and Possibilities of Using Education to Transform Impoverished Communities,” March 13, 7:30, Porter Building.

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