The Future of K-12 Education

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March 29
A Look at Teacher Quality and Technology
With California’s state budget crisis looming over the future of our public schools, the issues of teacher quality and the economics of education hang precariously in the balance. Hear two esteemed members of Cal’s faculty discuss the future of public K-12 education in California, as well as the effect of philanthropy on urban education.

Jesse Rothstein, Professor of Public Policy and Economics
Glynda Hull, Professor of Education

March 30
A Look at Teacher Quality, Charter Schools, and Race
​With California’s state budget crisis looming over the future of our public schools, the issues of teacher quality and the economics of education hang precariously in the balance. Hear two esteemed members of Cal’s faculty discuss the future of public K-12 education in California, as well as the effect of philanthropy on urban education.

Jesse Rothstein, Professor of Public Policy and Economics
​Janelle Scott, Associate Professor of Education

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Jesse Rothstein

Rothstein’s research focuses on education and tax policy, and particularly on how public institutions reinforce families’ influences on their children’s academic and economic outcomes. Much of his research examines racial gaps in educational progress. More recently, he evaluated teacher quality (using student achievement data) and the value of school infrastructure spending. He is a Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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Glynda Hull

Hull’s research interests include writing in and out of schools; multimedia technology and new literacies; and community, school, and university collaborations. In 2003, she received the campus’s Distinguished Teaching Award. Her books include School’s Out! Bridging Out-of-School Literacies with Classroom Practice from Teachers College Press (co-edited with Katherine Schultz, 2002); Changing Work, Changing Workers: Critical Perspectives on Language, Literacy, and Skills (1997); and The New Work Order: Behind the Language of the New Capitalism (with J.

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Janelle Scott

Scott ’91 is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education and African American Studies Department. She studies the racial politics of public education, the politics of school choice, and the role of the private sector in shaping public education. Her current research examines the relationship between philanthropy and school choice policy in urban communities. She is a 2008–09 National Academy of Education-Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow and the editor of School Choice and Diversity: What the Evidence Says (2005, Teachers College Press).

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