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Norma Cantu:

Norma Cantu is a professor in educational administration as well as the School of Law. Here, she explains why it’s important to give parents data and allow them to make informed decisions about the schools their children attend.


Richard Reddick:

Richard Reddick is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Administration. He suggests that if schools invest in the community, build trust, value every student’s culture and background, and maintain high expectations for teachers and students, their students are more likely to academically thrive.


Jennifer Jellison Holme:

Jennifer Jellison Holme is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Administration, and she argues that reducing the levels of racial and economic segregation in schools is essential to providing high-quality learning experiences for students of color.


Terrance Green:

Terrance Green is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Administration, and he proposes that shifting from a deficit perspective to an asset-based perspective regarding students of color will help schools better assist these students.