As the latest in the AERA Centennial Lecture series, Charles Payne. a professor at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, will address “The Limits of Schooling, the Power of Poverty.”
The idea that schools can have little influence on children coming from poor homes and neighborhoods is increasingly being challenged by the best available research evidence. Given stronger organizational cultures and more strategic investments in youth, schools can see better outcomes, even with current resource levels. With more resources, there is every reason to think they could do better still.
Payne’s talk will be moderated by Erin Einhorn of Chalkbeat Detroit. Commentators will include Sarah Lenhoff, Wayne State University; Jeffery Robinson, Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy; and Punita Dani Thurman of the Skillman Foundation.