Teachers Unions and the Future of the Teaching Profession

a one day public conference

Wed, 12/15/2010
4:30-9:00 PM, Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall
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A Conference convened by the Program in American Studies, Princeton University, and sponsored by the Program in Law and Public Affairs, the Center for African American Studies and the Program in Teacher Preparation.

4:30-6:15:  Panel One:  Understanding the History of Teachers Unions: The legal, political and policy considerations behind the development of Unions

Keynote: Diane Ravitch, Research Professor of Education, New York University

Commentators and Presenters:

  • Marjorie Murphy, Professor of History , Swarthmore University
  • Pedro Noguera, Professor of Education, New York University

7:45-9:00 Panel Two:  Are Teachers Unions History? Do unions have a role in the future of the teaching profession?

  • Timothy Daly, President, The New Teacher Project
  • Morgaen Donaldson, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Connecticut; Research Associate, Center for Policy Analysis; Research Affiliate of the Project on the Next Generation of Teachers, Harvard University.
  • Bret D. Schundler,  former Commissioner of Education for the State of New Jersey