Pedro Noguera

Pedro Noguera Leaves To LA and We’re The Remainder

Jose Vilson Jose 2 Comments

The first time I got to meet Pedro was November 24, 2009 at around 9am. My principal took a colleague and I to one of the bigger policy conferences I’ve ever been to. By then, I gained a notorious voice for speaking up within connected education circles, but I didn’t …






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Is Public Education In the US Broken Beyond Repair? Well, Is It?

Jose Vilson Jose 1 Comment

On Sunday, I had the pleasure of watching Seattle teacher, unionist / activist, and colleague Jesse Hagopian verbally spar with former US assistant Secretary of Education Peter Cunningham, with noted education professor and friend to this program Pedro Noguera interjecting as the “research voice” in the middle. For a snippet, …






The Nation, "Saving Public Schools"

A Progressive Education Agenda, Whatever That Means

Jose Vilson Jose 6 Comments

Last night, I had the pleasure of attending the Nation’s “What’s Next for Public Education discussion, a collaboration with the New School featuring AFT President Randi Weingarten, NYU Professor Pedro Noguera, The Marshall Project journalist and author Dana Goldstein, and well-known parent activist Zakiyah Ansari, moderated by MSNBC’s Chris Hayes …






Black Male Student and Teacher Writing on Blackboard

Notes from The Black and Latino Males in High School Forum

Jose Vilson Jose 4 Comments

On November 24th, 2009 at around 9am, I had the distinct pleasure of going to the NYU Metropolitan Center Policy for Urban Education Educational Forum. The topic was “How are Black and Latino males faring in our high schools?” hosted and moderated by Dr. Pedro Noguera, professor in the Steinhardt School of …