"No Excuses" Schools and the Education of Impoverished Students of Color

Wednesday, March 9, "No Excuses" Schools and the Education of Impoverished Students of Color  -- an Albert Shanker Institute panel


What do we need to provide to students in poverty, many of them students of color, to enable them to succeed in school? One controversial answer to this question is found in "no excuses" schools, with their relentless focus on student attentiveness to instruction, strict codes of conduct and disciplinary practices, reliance on traditional pedagogy and curriculum, lengthy school days and years, and embrace of standardized exams as valid and essential measures of student learning. From a variety of perspectives and experiences, our panel will examine what this model of schooling entails and how well it meets the educational needs of impoverished students of color.


Leo Casey, dxecutive director, Albert Shanker Institute

Leslie Fenwick, dean, Howard University School of Education; professor, education policy, Howard University

David Kirkland, associate professor, English and Urban Education, Department of Teaching and Learning, New York University's (NYU) Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development; executive director, Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and The Transformation of Schools

Doug Lemov, managing director, Uncommon Schools, Taxonomy Project; author, Teach Like a Champion (invited)


To be held from NOON to 2 PM (lunch provided) at the AFT, 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW.

RSVP: http://www.shankerinstitute.org/webform/no-excuses-schools-registration 


Washington, D.C.
Event Time: 
March 2016