Matthew Shirrell is an assistant professor of educational leadership and administration in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at the George Washington University.
Recent Blog Posts
January 10, 2018
Today, the U.S. finds itself in a crisis of democracy, in which the future of our liberties and our republican form of government hang in the balance. Almost daily, we see attacks against the rights of citizenship, especially on the right to vote, and against the rule of law, an independent judiciary and a free press. Demagogic attacks are regularly launched against “other” Americans—immigrants and refugees, people of color, Muslims and Jews, and LGBTQ people. What role should American education play in responding to this crisis of democracy? How should we teach democratic citizenship in our schools and universities to ensure that the “whole mass of the people” can see that it is their interest to preserve the republican government established by the founders to sustain liberty and democracy? How can America’s educators ensure that their classrooms and lecture halls are places where students learn to recognize demagoguery, oppose bigotry and resist tyranny? Two of our nation’s leading public intellectuals, Harvard professor Danielle Allen and Yale professor Timothy Snyder, will join AFT President Randi Weingarten to discuss these questions. Noon to 2:00 pm, 555 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. More information and registration.
January 11, 2018
Co-Sponored by the Shanker Institute and the AFT, they are held the second Wednesday of the month during the school year from noon to 2:00 pm at 555 New Jersey Ave, NW. Lunch is served and registration is required. More information and registration.
February 14, 2018
Co-Sponsored by the Albert Shanker Institute and the American Federation of Teachers
This research brief presents an analysis of student segregation by race and ethnicity in the District of Columbia, with a particular focus on segregation within and between public and private schools.
Teaching in Context (Harvard Education Press, 2017) provides new evidence from a range of leading scholars showing that teachers become more effective when they work in organizations that support them in comprehensive and coordinated ways. The volume is edited by ASI senior fellow Esther Quintero and has a foreword by Andy Hargreaves.