By Josh Leventhal, Staff Writer
HARTFORD — Former Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will join historians, legal professionals, journalists, parents and others to discuss the issue of education reform at Yale University Law School on April 22, 2020.
The event, co-sponsored by Yale’s Black Law Student Association, will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and will include discussions about the academic achievement gap, the role of governors in the state’s education debate, the challenges of school segregation and its impact on the academic achievement gap. Malloy confirmed his acceptance again on Wednesday, saying he agreed because it was a good debate to have in the state.
Many other experts and professionals have been invited to speak on the subject of school segregation and the overall impact that it has on the achievement gap. Other topics will include why the gap still exists, and what can be done to close it.
“The discussion will certainly be an educational, informative, and entertaining debate,” said Ann-Marie Adams, editor and publisher of The Hartford Guardian.
In essence, the discussion will center on Adams theory about school segregation and the supplementary achievement gap that occurs in the state of Connecticut.
Dr. Adams is a leading expert in race and education in American. She is also a U.S. History Professor, an award wining journalist, and the founder of The Hartford Guardian. During the discussion, Dr. Adams will explain her theory in detail. She will also share the research that went into her book about the African American struggle for full citizenship including a quality education in CT, which in essence is the book’s innermost theme. It is also the very first published work that chronicles the full arc of the African American experience in Connecticut from the colonial period to the twentieth century.
Dr. Adams graduated with distinction from Howard University after completing her dissertation about the African American experience and their fight for a quality education in Connecticut.
In addition, Dr. Adams has been covering the topic of education for more than 20 years at many prominent publications such as The Hartford Courant, the Norwich Bulletin, the Times-Herald Record and The Washington Post.
There will be a short question and answer session after the debate, so participants are asked to bring questions. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for sponsorship details.
The Hartford Guardian is published by the Connecticut Alliance for Better Communities, Inc., a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded in 2004. Early bird tickets are $35 each. After Feb. 15, 2020, tickets will be $40. Please note that the cost of tickets and other donations are tax deductible.