“Why Huck Finn Matters: Classic Literature in Schooling” (Sept. 19, 2012)

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Pioneer Institute hosted a forum on September 19, 2012 at the Omni Parker Hotel. “Why Huck Finn Matters: Classic Literature in Schooling” with keynote speakers Jocelyn Chadwick, author of The Jim Dilemma: Reading Race in Huckleberry Finn, who makes her return to Harvard this year, and Ron Powers, Pulitzer and Emmy Award winning Twain biographer and co-author of the bestseller, Flags of Our Fathers.

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The event also featured a lively panel moderated by David Steiner, Dean, School of Education, Hunter College. Panelists included: Mark Bauerlein, Emory University; Robert Pondiscio, Core Knowledge Foundation; and Sandra Stotsky, University of Arkansas.[vimeo height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]http://vimeo.com/50004970[/vimeo] “Why Huck Finn Matters: Classic Literature in K-12 Schooling” with Noted Authors Jocelyn Chadwick & Ron Powers

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