Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Leading Minds Panelist Freeman Hrabowski on WYPR

9-28-10: Dr. Freeman Hrabowski on Maryland Morning

September 27, 2010

The Baltimore Curriculum Project’s Leading Minds series is hosting a discussion at Loyola University Maryland on Thursday. The topic? “What Do We Want—And Need—Our Children to Learn: The Purpose of Public Education.”

That’s a doozy of a question, and they’ve enlisted some strong thinkers to tackle it. One of the panelists is Dr. Freeman Hrabowski. He’s been president of the University of Maryland Baltimore County for 18 years. Time Magazine named him one of the country’s top ten college presidents, and his work with minority students earned him an honorary Harvard degree.

Today he shares his thoughts with Sheilah about public education–particularly, the role of parents.

The Leading Minds event starts at 4 p.m. on Thursday. Tickets are available online.

Dr. Hrabowski talked to Sheilah for about 45 minutes–he had a lot of intriguing takes on a lot of interesting subjects. Hear the whole interview: