Andre Perry

Charter school leaders should talk more about racism

Praising charters for “doing more with less” ignores how racist systems have devalued black communities, starving kids in both traditional and charter schools of resources

For safer schools, we need more hugs, not more guns

Students who feel disconnected from their community are more likely to lash out

Participants celebrate “Selena Day” as part of the Association for the Study of Higher Education annual conference.

Why does pride in blackness provoke such defensiveness?

The resistance to the idea of a woke academy at a higher ed conference shows how far we still have to go

A man watches an artificial intelligence (AI) news anchor from a state-controlled news broadcaster, on his computer in Beijing on November 9, 2018. - China's state-controlled news broadcasters have long been considered somewhat robotic in their daily recitation of pro-government propaganda, and a pair of new presenters will do little to dispel that view.

The future includes good (human) teachers

Some things just can’t be automated, and a teacher who makes you think is one of them

UCI students vote early at the University of California, Irvine on Tuesday, October 30, 2018.

Go vote. The best civics lesson requires you to leave the classroom

Election Day isn’t just for those 18 and older; younger teens can celebrate it too

Young voters

Youth will determine the outcome of the 2018 midterms

That’s why Republicans are trying to stop them

A child waits with his family outside of the emergency overnight shelter intake center in the Bronx borough of New York City.

Before assigning homework, ensure that students have a home

Fixing the achievement gap comes second to meeting kids’ basic needs

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Fifth graders Davonayshia Hollis, left, and Denaya Rippey, review a group entrepreneurial project for a parent-approved music device, developed in a mentorship program, Thursday May 19, 2016, at Brooklyn's P.S. 307 in New York. Startups and established tech companies are providing a crash course in entrepreneurship, sending engineers and designers into public schools to mentor students.

Not enough students have mentors, and we must change that

Internship programs that pair students with employers can help bridge the gap

Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. A professor at Palo Alto University and a research psychologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Ford has accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her during a party in 1982 when they were high school students in suburban Maryland.

Brett Kavanaugh’s character cannot be found in his résumé

Schools need to educate our sons and daughters that no means no

The new movie Night School passes my test

Students with special needs deserve respect and jobs like everyone else

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