Lunch & Learn With Tom Keating

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Our next Lunch and Learn will be presented by Dr. Tom Keating, educator and author of Saturday School: How One Town Kept Out "The Jewish" 1902-32. For 30 years Decatur's school system held classes Tuesday through Saturday. Keating wrote his book in 1998 to delve into the history behind this practice.

Tom Keating focuses his 45-year career as a teacher, administrator, instructor, lobbyist, and school board member on the unique Decatur practice of holding the weekly holiday, or weekend, on Sunday and Monday – even though the majority of parents and half of the board of education opposed "Saturday School."

This peculiar history of Decatur – warts and all – will include new research on six public school officials, and how this divided policy decision still affects our students, families, and school system.

Free and Open to the Public!
Bring your lunch.
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By: DeKalb History Center

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