The Radical Future of Public Education: How Urban Children will Save the Suburbs from Educational Mediocrity

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Date(s) - 04/13/2016
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Werblow-Jacob-CCSU-copyWhat is the future of public education in America? More standardization, privatization, and high-stakes testing? No. There is an alternative. Dr. Jacob Werblow, Harber Fellow of Education and Entrepreneurship, will provide insights on how the key to future of America’s educational system lies in the assets of urban youth. 
41 Wyllys, Room 110
Dr. Werblow spent his early career teaching middle school in California. He then earned his PhD in Educational Leadership from the University of Oregon in 2007. He is currently teaching at Central Connecticut State University as an Assistant Professor in Department of Teacher Education. Dr. Werblow is an advisor to the CT Center for Nonviolence, a board member of CT NAME (National Association of Multicultural Educators), and a member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

The Harber Fellowship in Education and Entrepreneurship is an annual semester-long residencey at the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life. The Harber Fellow teaches a course incorporating outside speakers, and delivers a public lecture.


Jennifer Roach is the Civic Engagement Fellow in Allbritton for the academic year 2015-2016. She is a recent Wesleyan alumni, class of 2014. Since graduating, she has moved to Hartford to continue developing Summer of Solutions Hartford, an urban farming internship program she worked on during her time at Wesleyan.