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Andre Perry

Dr. Andre Perry, a contributing writer, is a David M. Rubenstein Fellow at The Brookings Institution. Perry was the founding dean of urban education at Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Mich. Previously, Perry worked in both academic and administrative capacities, most notably as CEO of the Capital One-University of New Orleans Charter Network, which consisted of four charter schools in New Orleans. A native of Pittsburgh, Perry earned his Ph.D. in education policy and leadership from the University of Maryland-College Park. Perry’s views have been featured on NBC, National Public Radio, Al Jazeera America, GOOD Magazine, TheGriot.com, The New Republic and CNN. In 2011, UNO Press released his book, The Garden Path: The Miseducation of a City.

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UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 19: Washington, D.C., area students and supporters protest against gun violence with a lie-in outside of the White House on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, after 17 people were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., last week.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas students give legislators a civics lesson

By engaging in civil disobedience to create change, they are schooling the rest of us

The dedication ceremony of the LGBTQ Rainbow Freedom Flag at The Stonewall National Monument, marking the first time the LGBTQ Rainbow Flag will be displayed permanently in New York City.

Christian conservatives are trying to turn bigoted policies into higher education law

Discrimination cannot be disguised as religious freedom

Students conduct a protest during at Franklin Field on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Teachers, how does it feel to be oppressors?

A teacher literally stepped on children to “teach” them about slavery

Carter G. Woodson in an undated photograph. In 1926, he originated the celebration of Black History Week and is the author of 16 books about African Americans.

When black history isn’t relegated to a single month

Removing misleading stories of white heroism from the history textbooks lifts a veil

The Founder's Library at Howard University in Washington, DC.

If black lives matter, so do historically black colleges and universities

A new film chronicles the history of the institutions that helped uplift civil rights

How teachers should talk to students about Trump’s racism

DeVos may not give guidance, but here’s what to tell kids – and what not to tell them

A fundraising page was created to raise money to buy warm clothing for students in cold Baltimore schools.

Baltimore students need more than space heaters; they need justice

Trump’s infrastructure plan should start with the broken boiler systems in Baltimore’s public schools

Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore waits to be introduced to speak about the race against his Democratic opponent Doug on December 12, 2017 in Montgomery, Alabama.

#YouToo? What educators need to learn from the Roy Moore election in Alabama

If schools don’t intervene, racist kids grow up to be racist adults

Charter school leaders are complicit with segregation, and it’s hurting their movement

Proponents of charter schools have bought into the watered down notion of inclusion

A school bus drops off a student in front of the Claiborne Bridge in the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Tolerating failing schools in New Orleans — so long as they’re for black kids

The post-Katrina education reform shook up the school system; it’s time to do it again

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