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Hyper Education: Why Good Schools, Good Grades, and Good Behavior Are Not Enough

Hyper Education: Why Good Schools, Good Grades, and Good Behavior Are Not Enough

Event Start Date: April 22, 2022 – 3 pm

Event End Date: April 22, 2022 – 4:30 pm

Location:
University Hall 02-2110

The Graduate Sociology Student Association (GSSA) at UMass Boston warmly invites members of your department to attend, either in-person or remotely, our 2022 Research Symposium Keynote Address:

Hyper Education: Why Good Schools, Good Grades, and Good Behavior Are Not Enough

Dr. Pawan Dhingra, Professor of American Studies, Amherst College

Friday, April 22nd 3:00-4:30pm

University Hall 02-2110

*or join via Zoom (email Samar.Ramy001@umb.edu for Zoom info)

In his most recent book, Hyper Education, Pawan Dhingra uncovers the growing world of high-achievement education and the after-school learning centers, spelling bees, and math competitions that it has spawned. It is a world where immigrant families vie with other Americans to be at the head of the class, putting in hours of studying and testing in order to gain a foothold in the supposed meritocracy of American public education.

Drawing on over 100 in-depth interviews with teachers, tutors, principals, children, and parents, Dr. Dhingra takes a behind-the-scenes look at the Scripps National Spelling Bee, other national competitions, and learning centers, Dhingra why shows good schools, good grades, and good behavior are seen as not enough for high-achieving students and their parents and why the education arms race is likely to continue to expand.

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.

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