Gutman Library Book Talk: Class Dismissed


Thursday, September 23, 2021, 4:00pm to 5:00pm


Harvard Graduate School of Education—Online

Set during the “Ed Reform” wars of the 1990s, Class Dismissed offers a fresh lens on the urban teacher tale: an intimate view of teaching and learning, each classroom its own ecosystem, the eye of its own little storm. Seen through the warm and humorous eyes of Patrick Lynch, the crucible of inner-city education, with its stew of race, class and political tensions, provides a portrait of love and loss, a surprising path to self-discovery, and a belated coming-of-age.

Author and educator Kevin M. McIntosh will be in conversation with Dr. Karla Brooks Baehr, former Deputy Commissioner, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and former Superintendent of Schools in Wellesley and Lowell and an introduction by Richard J. Murnane, an economist and the Thompson Research Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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