Crane Lecture Series: Tara Westover
The College of Education and Human Ecology and the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy have an amazing lecture set with author and Cambridge PhD, Tara Westover Sept. 6, 2018.
Born in the mountains of Idaho to a father who opposed public education,Tara was never allowed in school. She spent her days working in her father's junkyard or stewing herbs for her mother, a self-taught herbalist and midwife. When she grew older, seeking to escape a violent older brother, she taught herself enough algebra and grammar to pass the college admissions exam. After that, she completed a visiting fellowship at Harvard and earned a PhD from the University of Cambridge. Educated, her moving coming-of-age memoir, is a No. 1 New York Times bestseller.