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What Is the Matter with America's Schools?

October 15, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Building 120, Studio 40

Free and open to the public; please register here.

For more than three decades, education policymakers and researchers have complained about America’s middling rank in international comparisons of academic achievement, but ignored or failed to address the main issue: the profound achievement gaps between racial and ethnic groups. If the U.S. closed the gaps, it would be world class in reading, mathematics, and science. In this lecture, Robert Hauser examines policies that have succeeded in closing educational achievement gaps.Robert Hauser is Executive Officer of the American Philosophical Society. He is Vilas Research Professor and Samuel Stouffer Professor of Sociology, Emeritus, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Sponsored by the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, Department of Sociology, Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis, Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity
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