Featuring a presentation by co-author Paul E. Peterson, Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government, Harvard University; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution; Editor-in-Chief, Education Next
Center on Government and International Studies – South
Room 050 (Lower Level), 1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Parental education has long been shown to be the best family background indicator of a student’s readiness to learn at school, and the United States’ comparatively low proficiency rates are often attributed to the large numbers of students who come from disadvantaged families, such as those where parents do not have a high school diploma.
Now a new study from researchers Eric Hanushek (Stanford University), Paul Peterson (Harvard University), and Ludger Woessmann (University of Munich) finds that U.S. schools do as badly at teaching those from better-educated families as they do at teaching those from less well-educated families.
These findings will be presented at an event on Tuesday, May 13, featuring the report’s co-author Paul E. Peterson. Joining the discussion will be Mitchell D. Chester, Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education, and Maureen A. McLaughlin,* Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Director of International Affairs, U.S. Department of Education.
Featuring a presentation by co-author:
Paul E. Peterson: Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government, Harvard University; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution; Editor-in-Chief, Education Next
Followed by a discussion with:
Mitchell D. Chester: Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education, Massachusetts
Maureen A. McLaughlin: Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Director of International Affairs, U.S. Department of Education
Gerard Robinson: Vice President of Partnerships, UniversityNow
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