Politics of Funding Public Education to be Explored in University's Gandhian Forum for Peace and Justice Program on November 3

Stan Karp, editor for Rethinking Schools, director of the Secondary Reform Project for New Jersey’s Education Law Center, to make presentations at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Stan Karp

Stan Karp, a long-time editor for Rethinking Schools magazine, will discuss “Money, Schools and Justice: The Politics of Funding Public Education,” on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at William Paterson University in Wayne as part of the Gandhian Forum for Peace and Justice. Karp will make two separate presentations, at 2:00 p.m. in the Cheng Library Auditorium, and at 5:30 p.m. in the 1600 Valley Road Auditorium. The public is invited to attend and admission is free.

Karp is the director of the Secondary Reform Project for New Jersey’s Education Law Center, where he works to monitor and support implementation of effective middle and high school reform in New Jersey’s urban districts and to engage a broad group of stakeholders, policymakers and the public in efforts to reduce dropout rates, increase graduation and college participation rates, and narrow gaps in educational achievement and opportunity. Karp, who taught English and journalism in the Paterson public schools for 30 years, has written widely on education and public policy.  He is the co-editor of several books, including Rethinking Our Classrooms:  Teaching for Equity and Justice, and Rethinking School Reform:  Views from the Classroom.

William Paterson University’s Gandhian Forum for Peace and Justice seeks to engage high school, college, and university students and teachers and community members in innovative and practical ideas, actions, and programs that promote peace and justice through cooperative engagement, dialogue, and respect for opposing views and opinions.

The program is co-sponsored by the William Paterson University College of Education, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology, Social Justice Project, and the Office of the Provost.

For additional information, contact Steve Shalom, professor of political science, at 973-720-3433 or shaloms@wpunj.edu.