Is it the job of public schools to foster one common identity or to accommodate distinct group identities? Martha Minow
, professor of law at the graduate school of
education at Harvard and the co-editor of Just Schools: Pursuing Equality in Societies of Difference
(Russell Sage Foundation Publications, 2008), and Gillian Smith
, principal of the Facing History School in New York City, discuss which approach better serves the students and society at large.
There is an upcoming conference
celebrating the publication of Just Schools
with educators and contributors to the book.
Location: New York University's Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Sq. South, E&L Auditorium, 4th Floor.
Time: June 2, Registration begins at 10:30am; introductions begin at 11:00am. Lunch will be provided and the day ends at 4:30pm.