The Graduate School of Education invites the campus community to the 21st Annual Edgar W. Couper Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, in S1-149. The lecture is free and open to the public. This year’s featured speaker will be Jean Anyon, professor of Social and Educational Policy at the City University of New York. Anyon’s lecture is titled “What Causes Poverty? And What Can be Done About It?” Major federal policies assume that lack of education is the cause of poverty. But is this true? If poverty is not caused by a lack of education, what is it caused by? And once we know what keeps people poor, what can we do about it? The Couper Lecture is funded by the Edgar W. Couper Endowment Fund for Educational Excellence.