Andre Perry is the Associate Director for Educational Initiatives for Loyola Institute for Quality and Equity in Education. The Institute assesses the success of post-Katrina education reforms and also creates enrichment opportunities for students in the metro area. 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.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Perry earned his Ph.D. in education policy and leadership, with an emphasis in higher education from the University of Maryland College Park. His research and teaching interests are college access and retention, charter schools and immigrant educational rights. UNO Press recently released his new book, The Garden Path: The Miseducation of the City.As a public intellectual, he advocates for quality public education.
Perry’s views, opinions and educational leadership have been featured on National Public Radio, The New Republic and CNN. Through his weekly newspaper column in The Louisiana Weekly, Perry provides political commentary on municipal governments and K-16 leadership and governance in Louisiana. He can also be heard on WWNO 89.9-FM during NPR’s “All Things Considered”.