The End of Consensus – Diversity, Community and Change in Wake County School Assignment Policy

Wednesday February 13, 2013 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 AM | BB&T Room 109

Toby Parcel and Andrew Taylor will talk briefly about the origins of the project, including the qualitative interviewing. They will talk about the survey results, including attitudes towards year-round schools and assignment policies. They will also explain the five dimensions of sentiment that was uncovered in the survey, and note their relevance to understanding what has gone on over time.

Toby Parcel is Professor of Sociology at NC State University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Washington. Dr. Parcel was Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at NCSU from 2006-2008. Her research interests include work and family; child outcomes; social capital; labor markets; and social structure and personality.

Andrew J. Taylor is professor of Political Science in the School of Public and International Affairs at NC State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut and teaches courses in American politics, including Introduction to American Government, the Presidency and Congress, the Legislative Process, and Public Choice and Political Institutions. In 1999 he won the College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ Poole Outstanding Teacher Award. Dr. Taylor received NC State’s Outstanding Extension Service Award in both 1999-2000 and 2003-4. His research focuses on American governmental institutions. He is a native of the United Kingdom.

This event is an installment of the FI Seminar Series. The FI Seminar Series showcases innovative work from FI research and engagement teams, as well as that of our partners in the College of Education, throughout NC State University, and across the nation. These seminars are an opportunity for informal presentation, discussion and engagement in our community, allowing us to increase collaboration and advance our work by learning from colleagues and peers. The FI Seminar Series is open to the public.