Andre Perry is a David M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution. His research focuses on race and structural inequality, education, and economic inclusion.
Prior to his work at Brookings, Perry has been a founding dean, professor, award-winning journalist, and activist in the field of education. In 2015, Perry served on Louisiana Governor-elect John Bel Edward’s K-12 education transition committee, as well as New Orleans Mayor-elect Mitch Landrieu’s transition team as its co-chair for education in 2010.
In 2013, Perry founded the College of Urban Education at Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Since 2013, Perry’s column on educational equity appears weekly in The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit news organization focused on producing in-depth education journalism. Perry’s writing has also been published by The New York Times, The Nation, The Washington Post, CNN.com, and Perry has appeared on CNN, PBS, National Public Radio, NBC and ABC.