Monday, October 21, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.,
204 LC (South)

In is forthcoming book (Cornell U Press, spring 2020), John L. Rury describes how an ethos of localism and racial exclusion created a perceived and real advantage for suburban school districts in the postwar era, focusing on developments in metropolitan Kansas City.  It resulted in a system of spatial inequity in education and social status that continues to operate today. 

John Rury is Professor of education and (by courtesy) history at the University of Kansas.  His other books include The Color of Mind (with Derrick Darby, 2018), the Oxford Handbook of the History of Education (coedited with Eileen Tamura, 2019), and Education and Social Change (6th edition, 2020).


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