Category Archives: Education

The NAACP’s Cynical Stance Against School Choice

The NAACP’s opposition to school choice isn’t new but it’s now official. And it is not going over very well with other black organizations and families who have been working tirelessly in recent decades to expand educational options for low-income blacks and close the racial achievement gap. “We are absolutely stunned that the NAACP voted… Read More »

The Unlikely Union Between a Trump Supporter and Historically Black Colleges

The organization that advocates at the national level for historically black colleges and universities has a somewhat unlikely new communications director. Last month, Paris Dennard started in that role at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, a nonpartisan nonprofit that represents nearly 50 publicly funded HBCUs. The reason Dennard is an unusual candidate for the job… Read More »

For HBCUs, New Start Under Clinton?

As Hillary Clinton looks to shore up her support among millennial voters, her campaign is targeting the one youth demographic — African-American voters — that was a relative strength for the Democratic nominee in the long primary campaign. The candidate has visited 11 black colleges and counting during the campaign, while former President Bill Clinton… Read More »

Why historically black colleges matter

I was selected as Clark Atlanta University’s fourth president in February 2015. I am deeply honored to have been asked to lead this internationally recognized epicenter of African American higher education as its new chief executive officer. I join the ranks of hundreds of presidents, men and women, who carry the torch in leading historically… Read More »

Questions Of Race And Charter Schools Divide Education Reformers

What does it mean to declare that #blacklivesmatter in education? Last month the Movement for Black Lives, representing elements of the Black Lives Matter movement and related groups, issued a detailed policy platform denouncing what it called “corporate-backed,” “market driven” “privatization” in school reform, and helped set off a furor over this question. Under the… Read More »