I can honestly say, that I have never used my journalism and research skills on any endeavor as intensely as I have in trying to raise my kids in the city. Not only has my family struggled to navigate public, parochial, independent and charter schools, I can’t go anywhere without running into random parents–strangers, close friends–everyone has some crazy experience in “these schools.”
That’s why I’m excited about working on a cool series with The Root DC/Washington Post at the intersection of race, class, culture and school reform. It will include blogging, print columns, “Know it All: The ABCs of Education” a web radio show hosted my collaborator, the civil rights attorney Allison R. Brown of the education firm ABC, as well as live community forums around Washington, D.C. about different aspects of equity in education reform. I will try to keep the archive of activity here.
Andre Perry: Confessions of a Black Schools Reformer
March 18, 2013
On April 24, 2013 I moderated the Washington Post’s Behind the Headlines forum. The State of Education in the District. You can see video of it here.
OLDER ESSAYS ON SCHOOLS
Why Michelle Rhee’s Education Brand Failed. The Atlantic. September 15, 2010
The McEducation of the Negro. The Root. January 3, 2011
Why School Choice Fails. December 4, 2011. The New York Times
Kids, Media Literacy and KONY 2012. The Root April 20, 2012