Andre Perry

Students are supposed to read The Scarlet Letter, not wear it

Shaming students is keeping schools from teaching them

Students dance during an after school 'Love for Learning' night of activities with parents and children at the Byrd First Class Early Learning Center on February 12, 2015 in Selma, Alabama. The Byrd First Class Early Learning Center houses all of the city's pre-K students in one school.

Bold, progressive ideas aren’t unrealistic

Old-school Democrats should embrace ambitious policies, as the working-class whites they covet do

Schools need to step up to fight a rise in suicides among black children

Suicide rates for black children have doubled; we need to find out why and do something about it

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

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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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