Ash Community Speaker Series: Why Local Democracy Still Matters for Urban Schools


Friday, March 1, 2019, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn St., Floor 2, Suite 200N

Join Ash Center Visting Democracy Fellow Jonathan Collins, Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Professor of Political Science and Education at Brown University, in discussion about the way that people interact with their municipal governments and their local school boards.  Collins will explore how policies and outcomes produced by school boards both begin with the extent to which school boards establish a culture of deliberation with the public - a culture that can be measured.  He will also illustrate how the racial context of cities can make-or-break these prospects of deliberation. Quinton Mayne, Associate Professor of Public Policy, HKS, will moderate. 

Lunch will be served. 

The Ash Community Speaker Series features discussions with students, faculty, fellows, and alumni whose research or other academic work is supported by the Ash Center. The series is a forum to discuss new ideas, innovative work, and ongoing projects that are related to the Ash Center's mission to make the world a better place by advancing excellence and innovation in governance and public policy through research, education, and public discussion.