Event: Toward a City for All: Seminar by Professor Pauline Lipman 9th July 1 to 2pm

Toward “A city for all”: Contesting the politics of education privatization and racialized coercive governance in Chicago

Room AG3/4, Ellen Wilkinson Building, University of Manchester

Thursday 9th July   1pm – 2pm

(please bring own lunch!)

Pauline Lipman is professor of Educational Policy Studies and Director of the Collaborative for Equity and Justice in Education at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on race and class inequality in education, globalization, and political economy of urban education, particularly the inter-relationship of education policy, urban restructuring, and the politics of race.

Pauline is the author of numerous journal articles, book chapters, and policy reports, including High Stakes Education and Race, Class and Power in School Restructuring.  Her newest book, The New Political Economy of Urban Education: Neoliberalism, Race, and the Right to the City(Routledge, 2011), argues that education is integral to neoliberal economic and spatial urban restructuring and its class and race inequalities and exclusions as well as to the potential for a new, radically democratic economic and political social order.

Pauline is a member of the leadership body of Teachers for Social Justice – Chicago and is active in coalitions of teachers and community organizations. She is a co-director of the Data and Democracy Project and has co-led various collaborations with community organizations to produce policy reports that bring to light educational injustices and community-driven programs to transform urban schools. She is currently Principal Investigator of a community research-public engagement project documenting effects of school closings on students, families, and communities in Chicago (supported by College of Education and Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement). She is a frequent contributor to community forums of parents and teachers in Chicago and nationally.

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