Two Americas, Two Educations: Human Rights and Excellence in Education

One Thursday, November 15, 7:00–8:30 p.m. | Rothko Chapel, 1409 Sul Ross at Yupon

Paul Cummins, executive director of New Visions Foundation—an organization dedicated to the idea that all children deserve an excellent education—will speak on education and human rights. Paul Cummins is the founder of the Crossroads School and P. S. Arts, both in Los Angeles. He has also founded several successful Los Angeles charter schools including Camino Nuevo Charter Academy, Los Angeles Academy of Arts & Enterprise Charter School, and the New Village Charter School. In addition, he founded the Center for Education Opportunity, which places foster children in independent schools. He has an M.A. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and is the author of Proceed with Passion: Engaging Students in Meaningful Education and Two Americas, Two Educations: Funding Quality Schools for All Students.

This program is co-sponsored with the Rothko Chapel.

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Fall 2018 brochures are out! Please let us know if you did not receive one and we will be happy to send one to you.

Registration is now open. You may register online, by mail, or by phone with a credit card. 


The interest list for the fall and spring study tours is also now open. If you are interested in traveling with the Houston Seminar to Natchez in the fall of 2018 or Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy.


Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12. 


Also note Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern is FULLY SUBSCRIBED. Please contact the registrar if you would like to be wait listed for this course. 


Have a great summer. We look forward to seeing you this fall!


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