Public Education Reform


The Public Education Reform Research Project (PERRP) is a multi-discipline research project that relies on experts in education, psychology, sociology, public affairs, law and business. These experts have begun their work which will be published in numerous articles, policy statements and papers. The project will examine the multiple facets of academic training of urban youth, target the enduring racial/ethnic gaps in academic performance, consider comprehensively the factors and effects that have led to these gaps and develop recommendations for addressing and closing them.

The learned experts that make up the research team are Dr. Lillian Poats, Dean College of Education; Dr. Bernnell Peltier-Glaze, Assistant Professor, College of Education; Dr. Ken Jackson, Chair, Associate Professor, College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences; Dr. Carla Brailey, Department of Sociology, Dr. Jay Aiyer, Assistant Professor Political Science; Professor Marcia Johnson, URRC Director, TMSL, Professor Tomiko Meeks and Dr. Reginald Todd, College of Education.