Degrees of Inequality

Degrees of Inequality

Education lies at the center of the American Dream. Many Americans believe it provides the foundation for success. Research on education in the U.S., however, documents that mobility from education may be more elusive than many Americans believe. Not only do many Americans lack access to quality education, the institution may also serve to perpetuate inequalities. This series will explore the national and state level policies as well as interactions between students and teachers that have created a number of problems in our systems of education.



• What Is the Point of Education? 

Katie James, Kari Kozlowski, Tom O’Brien, Kimberly Goodwin, Julie White

Tuesday, September 19 | 4–5:30 p.m.
R.C. Lounge, Student Union


• How Is Education Unequal?

Katie James, Kari Kozlowski

Thursday, October 26 | 4–5:30 p.m.
Liberal Arts Building, Gonzales Auditorium


• For Whom Is Education Worth It?

Katie James, Kimberly Goodwin

Tuesday, November 28  | 4–5:30 p.m.
Scianna Hall, McDonnell Auditorium


• How Does Inequality at Home Affect Education?

Kari Kozlowski

Tuesday, February 6  | 4–5:30 p.m.
Luckyday Foundation Room


• How Do Government Policies Affect Students’ Education?

Tom O’Brien, Julie White

Tuesday, March 20  | 4–5:30 p.m.
Hattiesburg Cultural Arts Center


• How Do We Improve Students’ Education?

Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker
Keynote Event

Wednesday, April 25  | 4–5:30 p.m.
Hattiesburg Train Depot


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