Young Education Professionals-New York City
YEP-NYC Edu Book Club
YEP-NYC is excited to announce our new Edu-Book Club!
Here's the rundown:
So with this in mind, please:
YEP-NYC Edu-Book club selections:
February 5, 2013
Discussing Michelle Rhee - Radical: Fighting to Put Students First
Michelle Rhee, founder of the organization Students First and former Chancellor of DC Public Schools, will be reading from her new book, Radical: Fighting to Put Students First at Barnes and Noble on the Upper East Side on Tuesday, February 5, at 7 pm. For this month's Edu-Book Club, we'll be meeting up at Molly's Snug (the quiet and cozy back bar at Molly Pitcher's Ale House) immediately following the event to discuss the reading, as well as the policies and prescriptions that have brought Michelle Rhee equal parts commendation and condemnation. To inform the discussion, we suggest checking out the hour-long PBS documentary on Rhee's term as DC Public Schools' Chancellor, which can be viewed online here. Please RSVP if you plan to join us at Molly's Snug.
December 4, 2012
Other People's Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom by Lisa Delpit
From Harvard Educational Review: In Other People's Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom, Lisa Delpit, a MacArthur fellow and Benjamin E. Mays Chair of Urban Educational Leadership at Georgia State University, provides an important yet typically avoided discussion of how power imbalances in the larger U.S. society reverberate in classrooms. Through telling excerpts of conversations with teachers, students, and parents from varied cultural backgrounds, Delpit shows how everyday interactions are loaded with assumptions made by educators and mainstream society about the capabilities, motivations, and integrity of low-income children and children of color.
August 22, 2012
Savage Inequalities by Jonathan Kozol
20 years after it was first published, we'll revisit the groundbreaking NY Times Bestseller that brought to light the shocking disparities in American public education. How do racial and economic segregation, bias, and funding and staffing discrepancies affect a child's schooling experience? How have American society, the education landscape and the urban classroom changed since Jonathan Kozol visited and documented conditions in schools across the country? And of course, what did you think of the book? Our inaugural YEP-NYC Book Club selection is also in honor of the release of Kozol's latest book, Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-five Years Among the Poorest Children in America. Kozol will be reading from his new book at Barnes and Noble Union Square on August 29.