Although poverty and inequality play a powerful role in shaping our children’s educational opportunities, inequality is not inevitable, and poverty is not destiny. Stanford is committed to building knowledge both about how to reduce inequality and about how to ensure that all children have an equal chance to succeed in school and to lead productive, fulfilling lives.

This Poverty, Inequality, and Education (PIE) workshop will provide an ongoing forum for discussion of these issues. It will include a series of public lectures, panel discussions, film screenings, and conferences throughout the year. Undergraduates and graduate students enrolled in the course will be taught jointly by professors Sean F. Reardon, Prudence Carter, Jelena Obradovic, and Rachel Lotan. Each class session, however, will be open to the general public. A full schedule of events and course schedule, as well as more information about the Workshop, is at