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Current state of the U.S. educational system topic for Wheatley lecture Oct. 31

Gary Fenstermacher, professor of education at University of Michigan, will present “Why We Educate” at a Wheatley Institution lecture, Friday, Oct. 31, from 1:30-3 p.m. at Brigham Young University’s Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center Assembly Hall.

Fenstermacher will discuss the current state of the U.S. educational system. The public is welcome to attend.

Fenstermacher previously held tenured faculty appointments at UCLA, Virginia Tech and the University of Arizona, where he served as dean of the College of Education. He also served as senior fellow at the Institute for Educational Inquiry in Seattle and senior associate at the University of Washington’s Center for Educational Renewal.

The Wheatley Institution was founded in 2007 to enhance the academic climate and scholarly reputation of BYU and to enrich faculty and student experiences by contributing recognized scholarship that lifts society by preserving and strengthening its core institutions.

For more information, contact Janna Gates at (801) 422-1386 or

Writer: Brady Toone

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