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October 6, 2008
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Social scientists and philosophers will convene Oct. 17-18 at the Arrillaga Alumni Center at Stanford to examine issues related to educational equality, including charter schools, the achievement gap between black and white students and the relationship between economic inequality and inequality in schooling.
The conference, "Justice and Educational Distribution," is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Bowen H. McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society at Stanford and the Spencer Foundation, a Chicago group that has awarded about $250 million in educational research grants over the last four decades.
Stanford President John Hennessy and Spencer Foundation President Michael McPherson will open the conference with speeches on ethical issues in higher education.
The two-day event will feature eight panels in which one professor will present a paper and a second professor will comment on it. Following is a list of a few of the panelists and their paper titles:
Organizers request that attendees pre-register for the event on the conference website: http://www.stanford.edu/dept/EIS/justice_and_education/register.html. The Arrillaga Alumni Center is located at 326 Galvez Street at Campus Drive East.
Joan Berry, Center for Ethics in Society: (650) 723-0997, email@example.com
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