Education in the United States is a federal, state, and local issue within a complex web of policy and politics. The Perspectives on Education Policy series features articles by school leaders, policy experts, and graduate students on a variety of strategies and programs to improve the quality of and expand access to early childhood, K-12, and higher education. A complete list of the pieces included in the series can be found below, in order of publication:
- Too Little, Too Late: How Universal Pre-K Would Still Fail America’s Children – written by Steven Olender, a former fellow for the Cradle to K program in Baton Rouge, Louisiana through the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative.
- Sharing the Community Schools Strategy – written by Abel McDaniels, a former research associate for the K-12 Education Policy team at the Center for American Progress.
- A Call for Nuance: Reframing The Charter School Debate – written by Chris Geary, a former public and charter school teacher.
- Fostering ‘Mentalship’ Among Young Male Students of Color – written by Dennis Funes, a program coordinator for the University of Southern California College Advising Corps.
- Reach Higher for Higher Education Achievement – written by Eric Waldo, the Executive Director of Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative.