Friday, May 05, 2017

Christina Weiland discusses new book at Washington, D.C. event


Professor Christina Weiland and colleagues Ajay Chaudry and Taryn Morrissey discussed their new book, Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality, at an event held at Georgetown Law on May 3. The book offers a comprehensive, evidence-based strategy that diagnoses the obstacles to early learning and development and charts a path to opportunity for all children.

The authors participated in a conversation about early-in-life disparities in the United States and ideas for addressing them. Other panelists were Sarita Gupta, Executive Director of Jobs with Justice; Olivia Golden, Executive Director of CLASP; and Erin Kramer, Executive Director of One Pennsylvania. The conversation was moderated by Alia Wong, Associate Editor for Education, The Atlantic. Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) also spoke. 

The event was sponsored by the University of Michigan's Poverty Solutions and the School of Education, in partnership with the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality and the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP). Kristen Kerecman, Communications Manager for Poverty Solutions, and Ed Silver, Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, were in attendance to represent the University of Michigan sponsors. 

Video of the event is available on the Georgetown Law website.

Christina Weiland is Assistant Professor

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