Acknowledging the Problem: The Anti-Urban Bias in Education

Urban educators and students face a constellation of known challenges, but they also teach and learn under circumstances that are informed and influenced by a less acknowledged “anti-urban bias.” On Thursday, March 11, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., in the Hirshon Suite, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor, educator and author Ron Scapp, faculty member at College of the Mount Saint Vincent, will give a talk titled, “They Skool: The Anti-Urban Bias In Urban Education.,

Scapp will focus on the New York City school system. He argues that that even some advocates of urban public schooling, including many self-identified education reformers, the Department of Education and the United Federation of Teachers, play into this dynamic. This free event is part of Lang College’s Interdisciplinary Lecture Series New Perspectives on Contemporary Education.