Join us for an April Pretty Brook Speaker event! Harvard alums Gregory Stankiewicz ‘84 & Julia Sass Rubin ’84 will collaborate on a talk entitled, Public School Funding, Segregation, & Equity: What It Means for Our Communities
Date: Sunday, April 2nd, 2017
Place: Pretty Brook Tennis Club, 229 Pretty Brook Road, Princeton, NJ
Title: Public School Funding, Segregation, & Equity: What It Means for Our Communities
Speakers: Gregory Stankiewicz, PhD, and Julia Sass Rubin, PhD
New Jersey is a national model for the strength of its public schools and its efforts to guarantee a greater level of equality in funding for all of its public school students. However, the state’s students and parents currently face a challenging political, economic, and demographic environment, with funding shortfalls at the local level and possible large policy shifts at the federal and state levels. Two members of the Harvard Class of 1984 -- Gregory Stankiewicz and Julia Rubin -- will lead a discussion about the current state of public education in New Jersey and what it says about public education more generally in the U.S.
Gregory Stankiewicz, PhD, began his career by working at the then-New York City Board of Education, and has also worked for the State of New Jersey and, until recently, as the Chief Operating Officer at the nonprofit New Jersey Community Capital. Greg has a master’s in American History from Harvard along with his undergraduate degree; a graduate diploma in international law from the Australian National University; and a Master’s and PhD in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. He was an undergraduate at Kirkland House and served as a resident affiliate in the 1990s at Quincy House. Greg is a newly-elected member of the Princeton Board of Education, but will be speaking in his capacity as a private citizen, rather than as a member of the Board.
Julia Sass Rubin, PhD, is an associate professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Public and International Affairs, where she currently teaches a graduate class on the intersection of public education with race and community development. Julia earned her Bachelor’s, MBA, Master’s, and PhD at Harvard. She lived in Dunster House as an undergraduate, and served as the resident business tutor and head librarian for Quincy House. Julia has published in the areas of developmental finance and public education. She is one of the co-founders of the parent advocacy organization Save Our Schools NJ, which currently represents 33,000 parents in urban, suburban, and rural communities across this state.
NOTE: Registration for Pretty Brook Events is limited to paid members only. Each member may bring one guest to this event.
Organizer: Mike McLaughlin
Cost: No cost to dues paying members and their guest