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The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility: Jennifer M. Morton

Using social science evidence, Morton uncovers how disadvantaged students and their communities are unjustly and disproportionately affected when these students achieve upward mobility. Broken ties with family and friends, severed community connections and loss of identity often result from complex economic, cultural and structural factors. Morton suggests educators empower students with an honest assessment of upward mobility that recognizes and acknowledges its ethical costs.
Date
Monday, April 15, 2019
Time
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location
259 Educational Sciences
Description

Carl A. Grant Scholars Lecture Series featuring Jennifer M. Morton

Jennifer M. Morton
Associate Professor of Philosophy, City College of New York and the Graduate Center—CUNY,Fellow with the Center for Ethics and Education

Using social science evidence, Morton uncovers how disadvantaged students and their communities are unjustly and disproportionately affected when these students achieve upward mobility. Broken ties with family and friends, severed community connections and loss of identity often result from complex economic, cultural and structural factors. Morton suggests educators empower students with an honest assessment of upward mobility that recognizes and acknowledges its ethical costs.

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