The Education Trap: Schools and the Remaking of Inequality in Boston

Date: 

Monday, June 14, 2021, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Online

For generations, Americans have looked to education as the solution to economic disadvantage. Yet, although more people are earning degrees, the gap between rich and poor is widening. Cristina Viviana Groeger’s book The Education Trap: Schools and the Remaking of Inequality in Boston (Harvard University Press, 2021) delves into the history of this seeming contradiction, using Boston as a test case. In this Massachusetts Historical Society event, Groeger, an assistant professor of history at Lake Forest College, will engage in conversation with Michael Glass, an assistant professor of history at Boston College.

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