Oct. 21, 2013 – NYU professor to address ongoing issue of segregation in schools
Pedro Noguera, a sociology professor from NYU, will explore this often overlooked issue in the Center on Children and Families’ eighth annual Distinguished Weyrauch Lecture at UF Law, Oct. 21 in HOL 180, with a reception to follow. The lecture is free and open to the public.
In Noguera’s lecture, “Education and Civil Rights in the 21st Century,” he will analyze the current reform agenda being promoted by states, the federal government and various advocacy groups. Noguera will also address why racial segregation and social inequality issues are no longer considered central to school change initiatives and the implications raised when those issues are ignored, and will consider the possibilities for change that exist in the current period given the constraints confronting public schools.
Noguera is the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University. Noguera is a sociologist whose scholarship and research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions, as well as by demographic trends in local, regional and global contexts. He has published more than 150 research articles, monographs and research reports on topics such as urban school reform, conditions that promote student achievement, the role of education in community development, youth violence, and race and ethnic relations in American society. Noguera appears as a regular commentator on educational issues on CNN, MSNBC, NPR and other national news outlets.
The Center on Children and Families Weyrauch Distinguished Lecture in Family Law was made possible by an endowment supported by Frank G. Finkbeiner (JD 72) and T.W. Ackert (JD 72).