For low-income and minority students, education is the key to success and upward mobility. But evidence has shown in past decades that education has not been acting as the Great Equalizer. The Breakthroughs in Education and Social Mobility Research speaker series brings to light the most promising research illuminating the educational pathways to upward mobility. The series features some of the nation’s top scholars who are uncovering innovative and insightful evidence about what inhibits and enhances mobility.
Please join us in welcoming our next speaker, Richard Murnane, economist and co-author of Restoring Opportunity: The Crisis of Inequality and the Challenge for American Education. Dr. Murnane will talk about proven initiatives that are changing the lives of low-income American children from pre-kindergarten through high school, and identify barriers that prevent evidence-based programs and policies from going to scale. He will also share his vision for increasing opportunity for children across the U.S.
This speaker series will contribute to a new synthesis of findings informing education and social mobility policy and practice in the coming years. This goal is aligned with the long-term mission of the Equity Project at AIR, which is to work with others to open the doors of opportunity for all children and young adults.
A wine and cheese reception will follow the lecture.