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Nov. 01, 2007
CONTACT: Pamela Young

Education expert to address underfunding of urban education

YPSILANTI - Jean Anyon, social activist, author and nationally-known education researcher, will present, "The Underfunding of Urban Education: Problems and Radical Possibilities," Thursday, Nov. 8, 7:30-8:30 p.m., auditorium (Room 203), John W. Porter College of Education at Eastern Michigan University. The event is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will follow.

Anyon is known for her expertise regarding the relationship between society and schools, and has challenged and critiqued public thinking and policy surrounding education and economic inequality.

Her research on social class, race and schools has been reprinted in 45 edited collections and translated into several languages. Her latest book, “Radical Possibilities,” places youth, schools and communities at the center of a revitalized social movement for social justice.

The program is presented by the John W. Porter Distinguished Chair in Urban Education, and sponsored by EMU’s Department of Teacher Education and the Office of Urban Education and Educational Equity.

For additional information, go to www.emich.edu/coe/chair or contact Michele Rich at mrich1@emich.edu.


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