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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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The new Justice Department plan against affirmative action takes us back a century or more

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New study finds that multiracial high schoolers show no test score gap with white students

While destroying claims to racial superiority, the results also open the way to damaging black schools

Asking too much of high school graduates but not enough of businesses that employ them

The Chicago mayor’s new preparedness initiative is good, but doesn’t go far enough

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