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The Quest for Equality in Virginia’s Public Schools

Probably the most important words Thomas Jefferson ever wrote were: “that all men are
 created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.”
This course tracks the quest for equality—based on race, gender, and geography—of public education in our Commonwealth. A particular focus will be how this quest has played out in Charlottesville, including a field trip to the Jefferson African American Heritage Center, guest speakers, and time for participant interaction, discussion, and questions.

Instructor Bio:

A semi-retired educator, Betsy taught in public and private schools at secondary, undergraduate, and graduate levels. She coached schools across the country in major reform efforts. She currently coaches elementary student teaching interns at the University of Virginia. Betsy received her EdD at UVA’s Curry School of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.

Recommended Reading:

I will provide links to suggested, informational readings, including this first article: Education in Virginia, found on the Virginia Museum of History and Culture. 


Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A313 Elizabeth Donohoe March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18 Th 9:30-11:00 am YMCA A

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