On July 1, 2013, Dr. Andre Perry became the Founding Dean of Urban Education at Davenport University. He is responsible for planning and launching Davenport’s new College of Urban Education. Prior to, he served as the CEO of the Capital One-University of New Orleans Charter Network, which was comprised of four charter schools in New Orleans.read bio →
Perry uses creative non-fiction to tell the story of an idealistic professor, Dr. Isaac Boyd, who quickly ascends to the forefront of the post-Katrina charter school movement–a movement deemed unsympathetic as it takes control of persistently failing schools from the hands of local community leaders. Tensions rise as out-of-town reformers and local community members compete for resources and authority. While adult battles reach a fever pitch, high school students Loren and Katura set their own paths to improve schooling for New Orleans.read more →
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As we get closer to the 10th anniversary of Katrina, I get increasingly frustrated with the debates about reform and whether or not it’s working. New Orleans...
Dr. Andre Perry's latest columns on The Washington Post's "Post Everything" site.view latest columns→