What Are Schools for? with Alex Sager and Kali Thorne Ladd

August 18, 2020 | 5:00 p.m.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues unabated and the movement for racial justice builds momentum around the country, our schools our facing difficult questions about what their most important purposes are and how those ends can be accomplished in unprecedented circumstances. At our next Think & Drink conversation, we'll explore the question of what school is for. What does school do for students, teachers, parents, and the larger community? Are there things it should do that it doesn't now? What role does school play in our pursuit of democracy and justice?

Join us August 18 for a live conversation with Kali Thorne Ladd, executive director of KairosPDX, and Alex Sager, chair of the philosophy department at Portland Statte University, moderated by Paul Susi.

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