Date(s) - 09/17/2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Newark United Methodist Church
Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow
Dr. Daniel Rich, University Professor of Public Policy at the University of Delaware, Policy Director for the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission and Director of the University’s Community Engagement Initiative will be the guest speaker. Education is often mentioned as a pathway out of poverty. The conditions of poverty can make that pathway inaccessible. The achievement gap is growing and must be narrowed. As the school year begins we’ll focus on needs, resources and solutions to bridge that gap. Dr. Rich challenges us to learn from past failures, respond to present conditions, and plan for the success of Delaware public school students. His illustrated presentation will inform and challenge professional educators and the general public on how the system can serve the students, rather than the other way around.