Education

American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen
4:09 pm
Thu December 29, 2011

American Graduate: Incarceration and Education

Louisiana incarcerates more people per capita than any other state. Ironically, schools contribute directly to this dubious distinction. The phrase, "school-to-prison pipeline," describes how schools convey students directly into the criminal justice system through "zero-tolerance" policies that criminalize mundane school infractions, which are called status offenses.

These policies lead to high suspension and expulsion rates. Dana Kaplan of the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana explains our state of affairs.

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American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen
4:07 pm
Wed December 28, 2011

American Graduate: Linkages

New Orleans' highly touted education reforms are receiving praise in the same newspapers that also highlight daily occurrences of flagrant violent acts committed by school-aged children. Signs of growth for students in reformed schools are encouraging. However, what innovations are provided for youth who have been pushed-out, dropped out or are otherwise disengaged from our educational systems?

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American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen
4:15 pm
Tue December 27, 2011

American Graduate: Pushouts

WWNO's first in a three-part series of feature reports in conjunction with "American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen"; a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help local communities find solutions to address the dropout crisis.

We're taking a look at issues involving public schools in New Orleans, with Dr. Andre Perry of Loyola University reviewing problems in the education system, how New Orleans is faring, and what's on the horizon for improvements.

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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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WWNO Commentary
4:59 pm
Fri November 25, 2011

Who Will Be the Bob Dole of Hip Hop?

Dr. Andre Perry

New Orleans, LA – Andre Perry discusses healthcare in the hip hop and African-American male community. For a transcript of, or to respond to this commentary, go to DrAndrePerry.com.

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WWNO Commentary
5:17 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

Viva la Difference

Dr. Andre Perry

New Orleans, LA – Andre Perry presents his Top 10 Multicultural Spaces of New Orleans. For a transcript of, or to respond to this commentary, go to DrAndrePerry.com.

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WWNO Commentary
6:56 pm
Thu November 10, 2011

Labeling the Problem

Newn Orleans, LA – Andre Perry discusses how we mislabel the problem of youth violence. For a transcript of, or to respond to this commentary, go to DrAndrePerry.com.

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WWNO Commentary
4:00 am
Sat October 29, 2011

Is New Orleans Education Reform About New Orleans?

Dr. Andre Perry

New Orleans, LA – Andre Perry discusses New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's hefty contribution to a Louisiana political organization involved in the state's education system. For a transcript of, or to respond to this commentary, go to DrAndrePerry.com.

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WWNO Commentary
5:38 pm
Fri October 14, 2011

Education Isn't the Only Civil Right

New Orleans, LA – Andre Perry discusses the rhetoric around how easily people regard education as a civil right.

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