The Diane Silvers Ravitch ’60 Lecture
Proponents of standardized testing and privatization in education have sought to prove their effectiveness in improving education with an abundance of evidence. These efforts, however, can have dangerous side effects, causing long-lasting damage to children, teachers, and schools. Yong Zhao, Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Education at the University of Kansas, will argue that education interventions are like medical products: They can have serious, sometimes detrimental, side effects while also providing cures. Using standardized testing and privatization as examples, Zhao, author of the internationally bestselling Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon? Why China Has the Best (and Worst) Education System in the World, will talk about his new book on why and how pursuing a narrow set of short-term outcomes causes irreparable harm in education.
Generously supported by the Diane Silvers Ravitch ’60 Lecture Fund.
Feb 10, Feb 17, Feb 24, Mar 4, Mar 172023 Spanish and Portuguese Film Festival
This film festival will feature recent releases from Latin America and Spain, highlighting the struggle for equality and linguistic diversity in the United States, Spain, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico.Event Date:Friday, February 10, 2023 (All day)Event Date:Friday, February 17, 2023 (All day)Event Date:Friday, February 24, 2023 (All day)Event Date:Saturday, March 4, 2023 (All day)Event Date:Friday, March 17, 2023 (All day)
Feb 15, 5–6:30 PM
Mar 1, 5–6:30 PM