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A Search for Common Ground: Conversations About the Toughest Questions in K-12 Education


A Search for Common Ground: Conversations About the Toughest Questions in K-12 Education


Thursday, January 19, 2023
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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"If you want to be a civic leader, your job should be bringing people together, sit down with them, and have them share their concerns. That way when they share things in public forums, it's not the first time you're hearing things." – Frederick M. Hess

Although often on opposite ends of the political spectrum, Frederick Hess and Pedro Noguera came together to discuss the difficult issues affecting education in their 2021 book “A Search for Common Ground.” No topic is off limits, from school testing and diversity measures to teacher pay and the achievement gap. By engaging in open and respectful dialogue, Hess and Noguera better understand the other’s ideology and even find areas where they agree. The book offers a clear path forward for improving the modern education system.

Hess is a senior fellow and the director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Hess is also the author of several books about education and an executive editor of Education Next. A columnist for Education Week, Hess has also contributed to Harvard Education Review, The Atlantic, and The New York Times, among others.

Noguera is the Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops Dean of the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education. His research focuses on the effects of social and economic conditions and demographic trends on schools. Noguera is the author, co-author, and editor of more than a dozen books.

Join the City Club at 11:30 am on Tuesday, January 19, for a virtual conversation between Hess and Noguera.

The livestream will be available beginning at 11:30 a.m. Have questions? Tweet them at @TheCityClub or send a text to 330.541.5794.
Want to read the book? Buy local at Mac's Backs! City Club members are eligible for a 20 percent discount on the purchase of this book. Email for details.

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