News Roundup: Week of 2.6.17

This week’s news roundup features an opinion piece from the New York Times and a new report from the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity (IMO) at the University of Minnesota. IMO was founded by Myron Orfield, an influential social demographic researcher and brother of Gary Orfield, himself an influential school desegregation researcher who leads the Civil…

Introduction Part 2: Personal Background

Race has regularly been a part my research/work, but I have never focused squarely on school integration. At times, the blog may reflect growing pains in my knowledge development about school segregation and/or my exploration of personal privilege. I am an education policy researcher, which requires me to visit schools at the K-12 and higher…

Introduction Part 1: Purpose

This is a blog about something that is everywhere and nowhere at the same time. Something that’s perceived to be an old ghost, of a distant and worse time, yet it animates our education policy discussions today in complicated unseen ways and affects students’ educational experiences in deeply negative ways. In an age supposedly dominated…