Brown Bag Lunch with Jennifer Stillman, author of "Gentrification and Schools"
- 140 Horace Mann
- 11/27/2012, 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Join us for a Brown Bag Discussion
Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
140 Horace Mann
TC Alum Jennifer Stillman
Gentrification and Schools
Join us for a conversation with Jennifer Stillman about her new book, Gentrification in Schools!
Gentrification and Schools examines the school choice process of Gentry Parents - white, middle and upper-middle class, highly-educated parents living in gentrifying neighborhoods - to determine how, through the compounding effect of their many individual choices, a segregated urban school in a gentrifying neighborhood is able to transform into an integrated school, a process Jennifer Burns Stillman calls "tipping in." This book uses data from 52 formal interviews of Gentry Parents in three different gentrifying/gentrified neighborhoods in New York City, and data from dozens of informal interviews and observations of Gentry Parents on playgrounds, school tours, and in pre-school cubby rooms.
A light lunch will be provided.
- Vikash Reddy