Author, Housing Expert
Perry’s academic writings have concentrated on race, structural inequality, and urban schools. Perry co-authored the Brookings Institution report, Devaluation of Assets in Black Neighborhoods and has presented its findings across the country, including the U.S. House Financial Services Committee. As a follow-up, Perry co-authored Five-star reviews, one-star profits: The devaluation of businesses in Black communities, which examines the effects of racism on business owners’ bottom lines. Perry’s scholarship and writings on education reform have made him a go-to speaker on structural inequality around schools. For the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Perry co-authored School by School: The Transformation of New Orleans Public Education in “Resilience and Opportunity: Lessons from the U.S. Gulf Coast after Katrina and Rita,” published by Brookings Institution Press. Perry also co-authored “The Transformation of New Orleans Public Schools: Addressing System-Level Problems without a System,” published by the Data Center of New Orleans. He also co-authored the chapter Between Public and Private: Politics, Governance, and the New Portfolio Models for Urban School Reform published on Harvard University Press.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Perry earned his Ph.D. in education policy and leadership from the University of Maryland College Park.
TOPICS: Education, Policy, Housing, Race