Tenth Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research
A New Civil Rights Agenda for American Education:
Creating Opportunity in a Stratified Multiracial Nation
Distinguished Speaker: Gary Orfield, Ph.D.
Thursday, October 24, 2013, at 6:30 p.m.
The Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
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Gary Orfield, Distinguished Research Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), has been selected by AERA to present the 2013 Brown Lecture in Education Research. Orfield's expertise is in civil rights, education policy, urban policy, and minority opportunity. His research focus has been the impact of policy decisions on equal opportunity for success in American society. He was co-founder and director of the Harvard Civil Rights Project, and now serves as co-director of the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA.
Education Reformers Say It's Time for a New Civil Rights Era (U.S. News and World Report)
Changing Racial Dynamics May Be Undermining Desegregation Efforts (Education Week)
The Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research is designed to feature the important role of research in advancing understanding of equality and equity in education. The Lectureship was inaugurated in 2004 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, in which the U.S. Supreme Court took into account scientific research in issuing its landmark ruling. Each year a distinguished scholar notable for producing significant research related to equality in education is invited to give a public lecture in Washington, D.C.
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