Jean Anyon Obituary in the New York Times!

Dear Commons Community,

Today’s edition of the New York Times has an obituary of Jean Anyon, a colleague of ours here at the Graduate Center who passed away on September 7th.  It captures her views of the world of urban education and references well her book, Ghetto Schooling.   I like especially the last sentence of the obit:

“Attempting to fix inner-city schools without fixing the city in which they are embedded,” she wrote in Ghetto Schooling, “is like trying to clean the air on one side of a screen door.”


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