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Ottaway professor to speak on COVID and the future of American education
November 1, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
Fall 2022 James H. Ottaway Sr. Visiting Professor of Journalism Professor Sarah Carr, an education journalist, will give a speech on “Why It Took So Long to Reopen Schools During COVID and What It Means for the Future of Education” on Tuesday, November 1 at 7 p.m. in Coykendall Science Building Auditorium on the SUNY New Paltz campus.
Carr’s book, Hope Against Hope: Three Schools, One City, and the Struggle to Educate America’s Children, will be on sale. A book signing will follow the event.
Carr is an independent journalist who has covered education for two decades, for publications including The Washington Post, The Hechinger Report, the Atlantic, Slate, ProPublica, The New York Times and the Boston Globe Magazine, among others.
As the Ottaway Visiting Professor, Carr is teaching “The Kids’ Story,” a course that will scrutinize American inequality — in the education, health care and immigration systems — through the lens of children and teenagers. Students will learn how to incorporate the experiences of young people, and particularly those from historically marginalized groups, in their reporting.