New York Times Talk, "Education is Not for Black People," Oct. 10
On Friday, Oct. 10, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., in room UC267 of the James M. Baker University Center, Dr. Mari Roberts will facilitate a New York Times Talk called "Education is not for black people: Being pushed into the prison pipeline through the testing industrial complex." This title is inspired by a comment made by one young, African American Teacher Education student.
During the talk, attendees will have a brief but stimulating conversation about how current events in education (e.g. standardized testing, the neoliberal takeover of ed) and our country (e.g. the senseless slaughter of young African American men by police), converge to create the school to prison pipeline. Also we will approach what may be done to change this reality.
A free lunch will be provided courtesy of the New York Times for all those that RSVP to Dr. Joe Corrado at firstname.lastname@example.org before 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9.