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Andre Perry Commentary
5:00 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

We're Shooting Elephants

Andre Perry discusses the Trayvon Martin shooting and our society.

In his classic essay titled “Shooting an Elephant,” George Orwell writes of a colonial, sub-divisional police officer’s experience in twentieth century Burma. The narrator, who we presume to be Orwell, reflects on the officer’s pursuit of a rampaging elephant in heat that was ravaging the fragile village that stood in the way of the humungous beast’s unpredictable path.  The impassioned elephant even killed a man who could not dodge the animal’s urges.

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Andre Perry Commentary
5:00 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

What's The Purpose of Jindal's Education Agenda?

 

What exactly is the purpose of public education? Gov. Bobby Jindal’s sweeping education package has introduced a litany of policy initiatives, slogans, and ideas that have flown over the public’s head faster than it did through the House and Senate education committees. As the general public literally waits for whatever falls in our collective laps, would proponents or opponents please articulate a coherent vision of the purpose of public education.

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Andre Perry Commentary
5:00 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Curriculum of a Community: New Orleans as a Good School

Dr. Andre Perry

Andre Perry talks about the importance of the community in school improvement. See more, or to respond to this commentary, at DrAndrePerry.com.

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Commentary
4:50 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Having Faith in a Voucher

Dr. Andre Perry talks about Louisiana's potential school voucher program.

All Things New Orleans
7:37 pm
Thu December 22, 2011

All Things New Orleans: Media Saturation, Prospect.2, and Louis Armstrong

Gwen Thompkins contemplates the effects of media over-saturation; Paul Maassen speaks with the powers behind Prospect.2; and music writer Richard Harris reviews a new boxed set of Louis Armstrong's material.

Jack Hopke is your host for WWNO's weekly news magazine.

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Commentary
7:17 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

A Haircut to Manhood

Andre Perry discusses the importance of a boy's first haircut.

For a transcript of, or to respond to, this commentary go to DrAndrePerry.com.

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Commentary
6:00 pm
Fri December 9, 2011

Colleges Need to Be More Like Weight Watchers

Dr. Andre Perry

Andre Perry talks about why race should be considered in college enrollment decisions. For a transcript of, or to respond to, this commentary, go to DrAndrePerry.com.

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Andre Perry Commentary
4:56 pm
Fri December 24, 2010

Quilts for the Holidays

Andre Perry

Andre Perry compares holiday family bonding with quiltmaking.

Andre Perry Commentary
4:31 am
Fri January 9, 2009

Teaching Class in School

Dr. Andre Perry is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education at the University of New Orleans, Associate Dean of the College of Education and Human Development, and CEO of the UNO Charter Schools.

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Commentary
4:32 am
Tue December 9, 2008

Education's Uncharted Territory

Andre Perry's weekly commentary on education looks at uncharted territory.

Dr. Perry is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education at the University of New Orleans, Associate Dean of the College of Education and Human Development, and CEO of the UNO Charter Schools.

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