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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 United States Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

A conservative Supreme Court could threaten the education of immigrant students

When they come for our rights, who will you stand with — and who will stand with you?

When students are better role models than school leaders

The suppression of human rights and free speech starts in school

Teachers continue their strike at the state capitol on April 9, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Thousands of teachers and supporters continue to rally at the state Capitol as Oklahoma becomes the latest state to be plagued by teacher strife. Teachers are walking off the job after a $6,100 pay raise was rushed through the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin.

If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you don’t work over the weekend, thank a union

The Janus Supreme Court ruling is bad news for all of us

Ex-slave and American abolitionist Frederick Douglass (Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey) (1817 - 1895) as a young man, 1848. He became the first black man to be received at the White House, by President Abraham Lincoln.

Education unfits us for slavery; we need to protect the Department of Education

The new White House proposal to merge the Departments of Education and Labor views students only as workers

The route school buses can take toward racial equity

A Washington, D.C. public transportation program can be a national model

Betsy DeVos’ smoking gun of ignorance

The education secretary tells Congress that school safety doesn’t involve gun control

We need an education commission to take a critical look at private schools

A new study finds another failing voucher program, exposing failings of certain schools

Students at a charter school near Washington, D.C.

Dress codes can’t cover for bad teaching

Rules for black girls abound, and provide more opportunity for punishment

Nettie Hunt and her daughter Nickie sit on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court. Nettie explains to her daughter the meaning of the high court's ruling in the Brown Vs. Board of Education case that segregation in public schools is unconstitutional.

Any educational reform that ignores segregation is doomed to failure

A new report finds that such reforms only placate white people, don't bring equity

A sculpture by artist Kwame Akoto-Bamfo, part of the Nkyinkyim Installation, of enslaved people in chains is shown after entering The National Memorial for Peace and Justice on April 20, 2018 in Montgomery, Al.

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice is a lesson students sorely need

Our history books don’t do enough to teach us America's dark past of lynching at the hands of white terrorists

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