News & Notes
2014-2015 (January 16, 2015)
Professor Snyder reviews Andrew Hartman's new book, A War for the Soul of America: A History of the Culture Wars. As long as we have public schools, Snyder says, we will never move beyond the culture wars.
Professor Snyder talks about the past and present of character education in an American Prospect article, "Teaching Character: Grit, Privilege and American Education's Obsession with Novelty"
Professor Anita Chikkatur gave remarks during a panel at a #BlackLivesMatter event at Skinner Chapel on January 20, 2015. View the text of her remarks here.
Professor Anita Chikkatur will take part in the event, #BlackLivesMatter, Conversations for Change. "Our goal is to stimulate conversations. Conversations that are attentive to recent events as symptoms of large, systemic, problems and that are willing and able to turn inward to our own communities. The panelists will address some facet of #BlackLivesMatter to raise our consciousnesses, challenge our understanding, and spur continuing dialogues."
Anita Chikkatur, Professor of Educational Studies
Kevin Wolfe, Robert A. Oden Jr. Postdoctoral Fellow for Innovation in the Humanities in Religion
Sarah Catherine Walker '99, Second Chance Coalition, Ph.D. Candidate University of Minnesota
DeRay McKesson, Senior Director, Human Capital at Minneapolis Public Schools
Nekima Levy-Pounds, St. Thomas University Professor of Law, Director of the Community Justice Project
Moderated by Professor Adriana Estill, Professor of English and American Studies
Professor Snyder was featured in a New York Times Op-Talk article about personality development and character education.
Professor Snyder reviews Lani Guinier's new book, The Tyranny of Meritocracy: Democratizing Higher Education in America. If you care about increasing access to higher education, Snyder says, attacking the SAT is not the answer.
On November 23, 2014, Dr. Ernest Morrell -- the Macy Professor of Education at Teachers College, Columbia University and Director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME) -- gave his outgoing Presidential Address at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention in Washington, DC. In his speech he commends Deborah Appleman and her book, Critical Encounters, as an example of how to teach students to read. See the short segment about Deborah here. The entire speech can be seen on youtube.