Archive for the ‘Waiting for Superman’ Category

The recent conviction of 11 Atlanta Public School employees has stirred conversations about corruption, cheating and education’s future. In this […]

In President Obama’s last State of the Union address he said, “I’m reaching out to some of America’s leading foundations and corporations […]

The Renewed Gender Wars

August 22, 2012 · 0 Comments

As a child, I used to look forward to the fabled moments in recess and gym class when we would […]

On Thursday July 26, 2012 President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order creating the White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for […]

Just last week, the United States celebrated the 58th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision which made segregation in […]

Debating Education Reform

October 19, 2010 · 1 Comment

Recently, I had the pleasure of appearing on “Our World with Black Enterprise” hosted by Marc Lamont Hill. The show […]

The recent buzz around education reform is growing, but silenced in this buzz is race. The amazingly taboo yet significant social phenomena is giving way to colorblind policy makers and educational activists. Can we truly transform an educational system if we don’t take account of one of its most enduring cleavages?

Suburban School Inequality

September 30, 2010 · 6 Comments

For the past few years, I have been diligently working on issues of inequality in well-resourced school settings. My book […]

Waiting for School Reform

September 29, 2010 · 0 Comments

This morning, another piece of my writing on education reform and “Waiting for Superman” was posted on This is […]

This week “Waiting for Superman” premiered nationally and it has reignited the conversation on the United States’ failing schools. The […]