Andre Perry is a consultant for The Data Center. Dr. Perry is an education leader, author and advisor to people working to improve education in K-12 and postsecondary institutions. As a public intellectual, he advocates for quality public education. Dr. Perry is a columnist for the Washington Post-PostEverything section and The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit news organization focused on producing in-depth education journalism. His views, opinions and educational leadership have been featured on NBC, National Public Radio, Al Jazeera America, The New Republic and CNN. Andre earned his Ph.D. in education policy and leadership from the University of Maryland College Park. His research and teaching interests are college access and retention, charter schools and immigrant educational rights. In 2011, UNO Press released his book, The Garden Path: The Miseducation of the City. Perry used non-fiction narrative to illustrate the real life tensions involved in post-Katrina education reform in New Orleans.