If Not Superman, Who? Confronting Systemic Inequity in Education

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 -
7:30am to 11:00am EST
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC
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A Philanthropy New York Collaborative Program presented by its policy committee Philanthropy Connects and the Donors Education Collaborative, with Philanthropy New York's committee Increasing and Diversifying Philanthropy.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: All interested funders, especially those interested in education, equity, or policy advocacy.

This fall, the multiplex has been full of documentaries drawing national attention to the plight of children whose neighborhood schools are failing.  Each lays out the problem differently and each offers different “solutions.”  While these films vividly show needs and denied opportunities, they address less clearly the systemic inequity that offers different students different access to educational opportunity, resources, and effective teaching –  differential access tied to parental wealth, education, ethnicity, and race.

We invite you to join us in a discussion of a new report that tackles these core issues and identifies strategies by which philanthropy can address the systemic inequity condemning so many children in marginalized communities to unsafe, unsupportive, unchallenging, and under-resourced schools. Join the panel for the premiere discussion of “Confronting Systemic Inequity in Education: High Impact Strategies for Philanthropy,” a report commissioned by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. Key questions that will be addressed are:

  • Which strategies will make a difference?
  • How can foundations begin to implement them?
  • What are the challenges and rewards faced in doing so? 

To access the full NCRP report and executive summary, click here


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