We think Pedro Noguera is a rock star, but not because he does anything flashy or commercial. No, this man is a thought leader in education, and (believe it or not) a charter authorizer from New York. Our friends over at DemocraticEducation.com posted a series of videos of Dr. Noguera’s keynote speech at the recent fall forum of the Coalition of Essential Schools.
Dr. Noguera is a professor of Teaching and Learning at the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. Noguera is an urban sociologist whose scholarship and research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions in the urban environment. Dr. Noguera is also the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education and the co-Director of the Institute for the Study of Globalization and Education in Metropolitan Settings (IGEMS).
But the videos clearly speak to the breathtaking-but-simple logic of this man. Listen.
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If you like his video, you’ll like his books, especially The Trouble With Black Boys: And Other Reflections on Race, Equity, and the Future of Public Education, available at Tattered Cover.