Andre Perry

The cost of going back to school keeps rising

But the school supplies list should always have room for Toni Morrison

immigrants

We are a nation of migrants, not a collection of diplomas

The rush to embrace only highly educated immigrants reveals our classist elitism

poverty in schools

A school administrator tries to shame poverty away

The pervasiveness of poverty in schools demands real solutions

racist language

We should all ‘go back’ — to the American founding ideal of shared struggle, despite our differences

'Creating a more equitable and inclusive nation is essential to living up to our democratic ideals.'

Charter schools aren’t a radical solution and neither is blaming them

Slamming charters won’t address systemic inequality or put families to work

A graduating student wears a money lei, a necklace made of US dollar bills, at the Pasadena City College graduation ceremony, June 14, in Pasadena, California. With 45 million borrowers owing $1.5 trillion, the student debt crisis in the United States has exploded in recent years and has become a key electoral issue in the run-up to the 2020 presidential elections.

To boost black students, we should give free college to students who don’t need it

Bernie Sanders has the right idea: Debt forgiveness and free college for everyone is the only politically feasible way to get relief to the students who desperately need it

teacher pay

Can teachers live where they work?

In many parts of the country, the answer is, not till they start earning more

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In higher education, the wand chooses the wizard

It’s not Hufflepuff and Slytherin, it’s Harvard and Stanford

invest in mothers

On Mother’s Day, skip the flowers and invest in the moms

This column is dedicated to my mom and other women like her

Colleges must stop holding students hostage and release their debt

Three colleges and a chamber of commerce in Michigan are helping students who need it

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