ASPIRE Members Will Meet Harvard Professor William Julius Wilson

Happy Spring to All,

Please note that at 3:30pm tomorrow,  April 6th, in the Trabant Center Multipurpose Room, ASPIRE members and other interested students will have an opportunity to interact with Harvard Professor William Julius Wilson, author of a recent book that discusses how poverty and race converge to shape/limit opportunities.  His book discusses the three most pressing racially charged problems currently facing America:  the persistence of the inner-city ghetto, the plight of low skilled black males, and the fragmentation of the African American family.

Given receipt of Race to the Top funding, which was formally announced last week, Delaware will have 100 Million Dollars to address the problem of poor student performance and schooling outcomes that perpetuate these problems.

As a teacher education community, we should have a lot of interest in the discussion tomorrow.


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