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Kirp, Author of The Sandbox Investment, to Deliver Marx Lecture

David L. Kirp, a professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and former newspaper editor, will discuss his widely-touted book, The Sandbox Investment: The Preschool Movement and Kids-First Politics (Harvard University Press, 2007) at TC's Virginia and Leonard Marx Lecture at 6 p.m. this coming Thursday, November 1st.
Assessing the call for universal pre-K

David L. Kirp, a professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and former newspaper editor, will discuss his widely-touted book, The Sandbox Investment: The Preschool Movement and Kids-First Politics (Harvard University Press, 2007) at TC's Virginia and Leonard Marx Lecture at 6 p.m. this coming Thursday, November 1st. The Sandbox Investment , which focuses on the growing call for universal pre-kindergarten, draws on Kirp's own experiences in pre-k classrooms across the country, as well as talking with experts ranging from neuroscience researchers to a Nobel Prize-winning economist and pioneering governors. Excerpts of the book have appeared in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, the education section of the New York Times, The Nation, the Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle and American Prospect.

Kirp has authored books on a wide range of topics, including public education, race and gender discrimination, affordable housing, AIDS and civil liberties. Shakespeare, Einstein, and the Bottom Line: The Marketing of Higher Education, (Harvard University Press, 2003), an account of the power of the market in shaping the university, received much press attention, including the 2005 best book award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. He contributes regularly to the national media, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Atlantic Monthly, American Prospect and The Nation, and has been a guest on numerous radio and television shows, among them "The Jim Lehrer News Hour,""Good Morning America," and NPR's "Talk of the Nation" and "Fresh Air".

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Published Friday, Oct. 26, 2007

Kirp, Author of The Sandbox Investment, to Deliver Marx Lecture

Assessing the call for universal pre-K

David L. Kirp, a professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and former newspaper editor, will discuss his widely-touted book, The Sandbox Investment: The Preschool Movement and Kids-First Politics (Harvard University Press, 2007) at TC's Virginia and Leonard Marx Lecture at 6 p.m. this coming Thursday, November 1st. The Sandbox Investment , which focuses on the growing call for universal pre-kindergarten, draws on Kirp's own experiences in pre-k classrooms across the country, as well as talking with experts ranging from neuroscience researchers to a Nobel Prize-winning economist and pioneering governors. Excerpts of the book have appeared in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, the education section of the New York Times, The Nation, the Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle and American Prospect.

Kirp has authored books on a wide range of topics, including public education, race and gender discrimination, affordable housing, AIDS and civil liberties. Shakespeare, Einstein, and the Bottom Line: The Marketing of Higher Education, (Harvard University Press, 2003), an account of the power of the market in shaping the university, received much press attention, including the 2005 best book award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. He contributes regularly to the national media, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Atlantic Monthly, American Prospect and The Nation, and has been a guest on numerous radio and television shows, among them "The Jim Lehrer News Hour,""Good Morning America," and NPR's "Talk of the Nation" and "Fresh Air".

For more information and to register for this event, please RSVP for this event >>





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