CONTACT: Margie Yu Public Affairs Specialist (323) 343-3047
Cal State L.A. Office of Public Affairs (323) 343-3050 Fax: (323) 343-6405
For immediate release:
Author Peter Schrag Presents
"Equity in Our Schools:
Fulfilling the Promise of Brown"
at Cal State L.A. Event
What & Who:
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, Cal State L.A. is hosting a lecture and book signing with the thought-provoking author Peter Schrag, former editor of the Sacramento Bee. Despite this 1954 landmark case in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation in public schools is unconstitutional, reformers are still struggling to close the wide educational gap that exists among student populations from different ethnic groups. In Peter SchragÂs latest book, Final Test, he presents the story of a new battle for equality in AmericaÂs schools.
When: Sunday, November 14, 2004.
2:30 p.m. - refreshments
3:00 p.m. - lecture and book signing
Where: Cal State L.A. King Hall Lecture Hall 1. The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Fwy., at the interchange of the 10 and 710 Fwys. Public (dispenser) parking is available in Lots C, F and G or upper level of Parking Structure II.
Author Peter Schrag will discuss how advocates for the poor, as well as scholars and judges, have developed a new strategy for the battle for equality in AmericaÂs schools: public policies should be based on calculations of ÂadequacyÂÂwhat it actually takes in teachers, books, facilities, and other resources to educate each child. Also, that States would have the responsibility of providing adequate resources for children to learn the materials on which they are to be tested, if they require children to pass tests for promotion and graduation.
For more information, call the Friends of the CSULA Library at (323) 343-3974.
WORKING FOR CALIFORNIA Â California State University, Los Angeles: A comprehensive university at the heart of a major metropolitan city. The 175-acre hilltop campus is located five miles east of Los AngelesÂ civic and cultural center. Since 1947, Cal State L.A. has been a leader in providing quality higher education. Today, the campus comprises a faculty of internationally recognized scholars and artists, and more than 20,000 students with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds that reflect the cityÂs dynamic mix of populations. Cal State L.A. is one of 23 campuses in the CSU system.