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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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abuse in sports

White coaches pick the wrong side when they talk down to their black athletes

Why do we tolerate racialized aggression on the field when we don't tolerate it in our classrooms?

charter schools

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The party of diversity should promote policies that embrace inclusion

To the survivors of school shootings

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Women’s History Month should have a place for teachers

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Operation Varsity Blues proves we need affirmative action

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Learning while you earn in college

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“Stay out of my hair!”

Black students need the federal government to tell schools to leave their hair alone

segregated schools

Measuring diversity without holding schools accountable won’t bring about integration

New York City takes the first step towards integrating schools

Denver teachers are next to take to the picket line

A bonus system cannot replace a higher base pay

Parents give their children goodbye kisses after bringing them to school in Los Angeles.

When acceptable attire depends on the color of your skin

Parental dress codes are a thing in some educational institutions

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