About TANTV TALKS:
The concept of TANTV TALKS is to serve as a platform for conversations that matter, to entertain and enlighten audiences locally and globally. Through TANTV TALKS we aim to be that platform for Africans in the diaspora and for the multicultural community in America, to discuss subject matters of high relevance that are socially impactful.
On June 29, 2023, The Supreme Court decided that Harvard College and the University of North Carolina violated the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment for conducting race-based admissions. Greater disadvantages are believed to be created for applicants of color. To balance out the negative influences, On July 3, activists filed a federal civil rights complaint against Harvard College over legacy admissions with the U.S. Department of Education’s (DOE) Office for Civil Rights (OCR). The Department opened an investigation into Harvard on July 25.
In this series, we will be in conversations with two education policy professors from Georgetown University to look at the future of racial equity in the US.
About the speakers:
Dr Anthony P. Carnevale, Research Professor and Director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW).
Dr. Carnevale serves as research professor and director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW), within the McCourt School of Public Policy. He has held this position since CEW was created in 2008. Between 1996 and 2006, Dr. Carnevale served as Vice President for Public Leadership at the Educational Testing Service (ETS). While at ETS, Dr. Carnevale was appointed by President George Bush to serve on the White House Commission on Technology and Adult Education.
Prof. Janel George, Associate Professor of Law and the founding Director of the Racial Equity in Education Law and Policy (REELP) Clinic at Georgetown University.
Professor George’s work and scholarship focus on racial stratification in public education, including the desegregation and resegregation of public schools and resource inequity among other issues. The REEL Policy Clinic engages in policy advocacy on behalf of clients to advance racial equity in education. This work includes addressing issues that disproportionately impact the educational experiences and outcomes of students of color, including discriminatory school discipline practices, police presence in schools, school segregation, resource inequities, narrow and punitive assessments, and educational approaches that focus on the remediation of students of color.