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Pedro Noguera

Sociology Professor and Head of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education at New York University

Pedro Noguera appears in the following:

Dreams for NYC Inspired by MLK

Monday, January 20, 2014

What is Martin Luther King's impact on New York City today? Brian Lehrer plays highlights from yesterday's even at the Apollo Theater, co-hosted by Farai Chideya, which discussed how today's movements against injustice and inequality continue to draw on King's moral compass.

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Is the Trayvon Martin Case an Example of Tension Between Black and Latino Communities?

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

The commonalities and tensions between the black and Latino communities in the United States — and in particular, in the American south — have been a source of much discussion in the Trayvon Martin case. On yesterday's program, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson mentioned some dramatic statistics on how blacks and Latinos in the American south perceive one another. Duke researchers found that an overwhelming majority of Latinos in Durham, North Carolina, 78 percent, felt they had the most in common with whites. What’s more, nearly 60 percent of Latinos surveyed reported they believed that few or almost no blacks were hard-working or could be trusted.

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Community College Re-thinks Payment System

Thursday, March 29, 2012

In California overcrowding and underfunding has made it impossible for many community college students to get into the packed courses they need for job training or transfers to a four-year college. But one community college has found an innovative way to solve their problems. In this conversation we listen to Pedro Noguera and Martin Goldstein debate the merits and pitfalls of this innovative approach. 

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Why I Resigned From the SUNY Board of Trustees

Monday, February 06, 2012

Pedro Noguera resigned from the State University of New York Board of Trustees, citing concerns that the institution, which authorizes charter schools, was pursuing a political agenda to increase the number of charters, rather than a mission to develop experimental schools. In an open letter, he explains his decision to step down, writing, "Whether it was intended or not, in many cases charter schools are contributing to a more inequitable educational playing field."

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President Obama calls for states to lift limits on charter schools

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

President Obama called for major changes to American educational system yesterday. Among those changes are for states to lift limits on charter schools and improve the quality of early childhood education. Joining The Takeaway to talk about these changes is Seth Andrew, the founder and head of the Democracy Prep Charter School in Harlem and Pedro Noguera, sociology professor and head of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education at New York University.

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Can Public Education Save America’s Kids?

Friday, August 15, 2008

We look at the complicated relationship between race and poverty, and what America’s public school system needs to do in order to promote racial equity. Pedro Noguera is the author of The Trouble With Black Boys: And Other Reflections on Race, Equity, and the Future of Public Education.

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Can Public Education Save America’s Kids?

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

We look at the complicated relationship between race and poverty, and what America’s public school system needs to do in order to promote racial equity. Pedro Noguera is the author of The Trouble With Black Boys: And Other Reflections on Race, Equity, and the Future of Public Education.

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