Brown Bag Lunch Discussions with the PSN, November 27, 2012
Join us for A
Brown Bag Discussion
12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
140 Horace Mann
TC Alum Jennifer Stillman
Gentrification and 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.