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Eating in School Cafeterias Isn’t Apartheid and Other Things I Shouldn’t Have to Tell Grown People

There is a troubling pattern of racialized rhetoric to education activism. The latest to come to my attention is from Grant Wiggins, president of Authentic Education. He begins the short … Continue reading

January 12, 2014 · 6 Comments

Them’s That Got Shall Have: Criminalizing Parents Who Steal Free Education

Every parent wants what is best for his or her children but only some parents are going to jail for trying to provide their kids with the best education money … Continue reading

October 14, 2012 · 5 Comments

Conferences, Cuts, Honors and Reflection On My Voice

The past two weeks have been dominated by higher education cuts, conferences, writing, and massive reading. In short, I’ve been busy being a graduate student in the U.S. As Emory … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Do School Vouchers Impact Outcomes for African American Students? Not So Fast.

I had the good fortune to be in the right place at the right time when Sara Goldrick-Rab, Sociologist and UW-Madison professor, took her first look at a provocative Brookings … Continue reading

September 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

CONFERENCE: Access, Competition and For-Profit Colleges

CONFERENCE: Access, Competition and For-Profit Colleges. I’m pleased to be organizing an AERA research conference, “Access, Competition, and For-Profit Colleges” in collaboration with Sandy Darity, The Research Network on Racial … Continue reading

June 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Add White Kids and Stir is Not Good Education Policy

I commend the Times for at least acknowledging the anniversary of Brown v. Board this week, but I take some issue with the conclusions opinion writer David L. Kirp makes. … Continue reading

May 20, 2012 · 2 Comments

Protecting the Military from For-Profits…What About The Rest of Us?

It’s the end of the semester (EOS) so this will be brief and I make no promises of cogency. The President has been talking about college and debt a lot … Continue reading

April 28, 2012 · Leave a comment