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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University April 18, 2005 | Vol. 34 No. 30
Richard Rothstein to Speak at Homewood, April 19

On Tuesday, April 19, scholar and former New York Times education columnist Richard Rothstein will speak on "No Excuses or No Explanations: Why Schools Can't Do it Alone," discussing his comprehensive analysis of the achievement gap and why health care, nutrition, parents, home and community must work with education to provide a remedy. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies Press and Public Policy Series and the Johns Hopkins Social Policy Seminar Series.

Rothstein is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and the Julius and Rosa Sachs Distinguished Lecturer at Teachers College, Columbia University. From 1999 to 2002, Rothstein was the national education columnist of The New York Times. He is currently a contributing editor of The American Prospect. Rothstein's writings cover a range of issues central to contemporary debates on school choice, standards and standardization, and what Rothstein has termed "the myth of the public school failure." Recently, he has turned his attention to developing social strategies for remedying the differences in academic achievement between students of differing socioeconomic backgrounds.

His extensive writings include "The Way We Were? Myths and Realities of America's Student Achievement"; "All Else Equal: Are Public and Private Schools Different?" (with Luis Benveniste and Martin Carnoy); "Where's the Money Going? Changes in the Level and Composition of Education Spending"; and "Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap."

The lecture will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in 111 Mergenthaler Hall on the Homewood campus. Seating is limited; call 410-516-7174 by Thursday, April 14, if you plan to attend.

For questions, call Rochelle Boyd at 410-516-7174.


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