America’s Urban Schools: Hope Amid Crisis

Princeton University will host a full-day symposium Wednesday, May 5th, Frist 302. The focus is the failure of urban schooling, the consequences of failure for students and society, the politics of school reform, and strategies to change the system.

The program is sponsored by the University’s James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. Cosponsors are Excellent Education for Everyone (3E), Princeton Students for Educational Reform, and Citizens for Successful Schools. 

Among the scheduled speakers are Bret Schundler, NJ Commissioner of Education, and Cornel West, Princeton University professor and civil rights activist. A complete description and program are attached (below).

There is no registration and no fee for attendance.

Other Events

A number of other groups have invited presentations on the CSS project. Although not all are open to the public, many of these occasions do invite community participation. For more information, send an inquiry to

Roger Nelson,
Apr 22, 2010, 7:55 PM