Over the past twenty years, neoliberal education reforms have gained increasing momentum across the US, emphasizing school choice, market discipline, standardized testing, high-stakes evaluation, privatized management, and the reframing of public education as a site for capital investment.

These reforms intersect with cities and communities in complex ways. Critics argue that neoliberal reforms exacerbate inequalities and have dramatically differential consequences for low-income and wealthier communities.

To further this important conversation, the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University is hosting the fourth annual one day convening, to enable researchers studying the diverse implications of recent school reforms to share their findings and ideas, and to help shape a broader collective research agenda. The conference will take place on Monday, May 20, 2019.

If you would like to present your research, please send a 300 word abstract to Julia Sass Rubin at jlsrubin@rutgers.edu by Sunday, December 9, 2018. Abstracts must include paper title and name, affiliation, email and phone contact information for each author. To be considered, the papers must report on empirical research and/or make a theoretical contribution. Literature reviews or research proposals will not be accepted. Please direct any questions to Professor Rubin.