From the Center for Urban Education, Canisius College:
Discrimination in Elite Public Schools: Investigating Buffalo
When: March 26, 2019, 5:00 pm
Where: Canisius College, Grupp Fireside Lounge (81 Hughes Avenue)
The community is invited to participate in a discussion forum at Canisius College on Tuesday, March 26 at 5:00 p.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge. The discussion will focus on the book “Discrimination in Elite Public Schools: Investigating Buffalo” by Gary Orfield and Jennifer B. Ayscue, Eds.
Based on their investigation of a unique civil rights challenge to school choice admissions policies in politically and racially divided Buffalo, New York, and the struggle to open its best schools to students of color, authors Orfield and Ayscue contend that without intentional effort, choice systems are likely to exacerbate problems of inequality and segregation. Focusing on issues that will continue to be contested in the courts and in the policy arena, the authors offer research-based recommendations for reducing barriers to enrollment and for creating competitive-admissions choice systems that will allow all students access to important educational opportunities.
The discussion is organized by the Center for Urban Education. Community members, school staff and equity advocates will be in attendance. Refreshments will be served.