UNCF Researcher Explains Why Black Education Leaders Want “A Seat at the Table”

Meredith B.L. Anderson, Ph.D., UNCF Senior Research Associate, discusses the organization's recent report on issues in the K-12 education system.


Senior Research Associate, Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute at UNCF and Adjunct Professor, American University, School of Public Affairs, Meredith B.L. Anderson, Ph.D., recently addressed findings from Lift Every Voice and Lead: African American Leaders’ Perceptions of K-12 Education Reform, a report about black leaders’ views on education reform and their current engagement in these ongoing efforts, in an article on Brookings.edu.

Lift Every Voice and Lead, a report about black leaders’ views on education reform and their current engagement in these ongoing efforts, is the second report in UNCF’s three-part series on African American communities’ perspectives of K-12 education. UNCF is giving rise to a more inclusive education reform movement, where African American voices are truly lifted up in both research and advocacy.

"Far too often we hear conversations and deficit-based statistics about black children, yet the leaders within those communities are not heard in a meaningful way.... To that end, we decided to hear from those leaders," said Anderson in her article, "A seat at the table: Black leaders dissatisfied with the K-12 education system, ready to engage in reform."‚Äč

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