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No Citizen Left Behind

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Upcoming Event at AEI:
No Citizen Left Behind: Closing America’s Civic Empowerment Gap

Date: Monday, May 14, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, Twelfth Floor, AEI
1150 17th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

The United States suffers from a civic empowerment gap that is as shameful and anti-democratic as the academic achievement gap targeted by No Child Left Behind. In her new book, No Citizen Left Behind, Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Meira Levinson argues that recovering the civic purposes of public schools will take more than tweaking their curricula. Drawing on political theory, empirical research and her own experience from teaching at an all-black middle school in Atlanta, Levinson calls on schools to remake civic education.

Please join AEI for a discussion of the issues raised by Levinson’s book and their implications for our education system.


8:45 AM: Registration

9:00 AM: Introduction, Frederick M. Hess, AEI

9:05 AM: Remarks, Meira Levinson, Harvard Graduate School of Education


Charles B. Adams, The SEED School of Washington, D.C.

Moderator: Fredrick M. Hess, AEI

10:10 AM: Question and Answer

10:30 AM: Adjournment

Register here.