Education Reform Distractions - The Miseducation of Cities

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Public charter vs. traditional public schools, local communities vs. outside reformers, black vs. white. There are many distractions and red herrings in discussions about education reform.

My guest, Dr. Andre Perry, has put many of those distractions on the table in his fascinating novel, The Garden Path: The Miseducation of a City. The novel is set in post-Katrina New Orleans, which has become a key education reform battleground. In Dr. Perry's take, the students prevail over all else. As the former CEO of a charter school network in New Orleans and a university professor there, Dr. Perry crafted The Garden Path on a solid foundation of personal experience.

Host, Allison R. Brown, is a civil rights attorney and President of Allison Brown Consulting (ABC).