Amending America: Educational Access and Equity


Date: March 7, 2017
Time: 7pm CT
Location: Perot Museum of Nature and Science, 2201 N. Field Street, Dallas, TX 75201

As part of its Amending America initiative, the National Archives and Records Administration presents a National Conversation on Educational Access and Equity at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas, on March 7, 2017.

From school choice to standardized testing, public education in the United States continues to be hotly debated at the state and national levels. Join us as we debate some of the most critical issues in front of our nation today with experts and activists discussing topics ranging from the modern American school system to equal access to education. Participants include Cokie Roberts, author and journalist; Gregg Fleisher, National Math and Science Initiative; Hector Flores, League of United Latin American Citizens; Sharon Shaffer, Early Learning in Museums, Inc.; Michael Sorrell, Paul Quinn College; and Todd Williams, Commit!.

Registration is now open for this free event:

Related Records in the National Archives

- Brown v. Board of Education

Executive Order 10730: Desegregation of Central High School

- Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965

- Education Amendments of 1972 [including Title IX]

About the National Archives

The National Archives and Records Administration is an independent federal agency that serves American democracy by safeguarding and preserving the records of our Government, so people can discover, use, and learn from this documentary heritage. The National Archives ensures continuing access to the essential documentation of the rights of American citizens and the actions of their government. From the Declaration of Independence to accounts of ordinary Americans, the holdings of the National Archives directly touch the lives of millions of people. The agency supports democracy, promotes civic education, and facilitates historical understanding of our national experience. The National Archives carries out its mission through a nationwide network of archives, records centers, and Presidential Libraries, and on the Internet at:

About the Perot Museum of Nature and Science

The top cultural attraction in Dallas/Fort Worth and a Michelin Green Guide three-star destination, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science is a nonprofit educational organization located in the heart of Dallas, Texas, with campuses in Victory Park and Fair Park. With a mission to inspire minds through nature and science, the Perot Museum delivers exciting, engaging and innovative visitor and outreach experiences through its education, exhibition, and research and collections programming for children, students, teachers, families and life-long learners. The 180,000-square-foot facility in Victory Park opened in December 2012 and is now recognized as the symbolic gateway to the Dallas Arts District. Future scientists, mathematicians and engineers will find inspiration and enlightenment through 11 permanent exhibit halls on five floors of public space; a children’s museum; a state-of-the art traveling exhibition hall; and The Hoglund Foundation Theater, a National Geographic Experience. Designed by 2005 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate Thom Mayne and his firm Morphosis Architects, the Victory Park museum has been lauded for its artistry and sustainability. To learn more, please visit

About the National Archives Foundation

The National Archives Foundation is an independent nonprofit that increases public awareness of the National Archives, inspires a deeper appreciation of our country’s heritage, and encourages citizen engagement in our democracy. The Foundation generates financial and creative support for National Archives exhibitions, public programs, and educational initiatives, introducing America’s records to people around the U.S. and the world. Learn more at:

The “National Conversation on Rights and Justice” in Dallas is presented in part by AT&T, Ford Foundation, Seedlings Foundation, and the National Archives Foundation.