Peter Cook

Guest Blogger

Education Consultant

New Orleans, Louisiana

Peter became involved in education reform in New Orleans Public Schools as a 2002 Teach For America corps member and has worked in various capacities at Teach For America, KIPP, TNTP and the Recovery School District.

He now works as a consultant helping districts transform their organizations to better serve the needs of low-income students.

Peter blogs about education in Louisiana at PE + CO.

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Posted Oct. 3, 2016

Slate’s Piece on Union Busting at Charter Schools Isn’t Journalism, It’s Union Propaganda

On Thursday, Slate published “How Charter Schools Bust Unions,” a skewed portrayal of the anti-union tactics of charter schools from…

By Peter Cook

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Posted Aug. 19, 2016

Louisiana’s Children and Families Need Your Help

Inescapable floodwaters, homes destroyed, livelihoods threatened, schools shuttered and hundreds of thousands of Louisianans in desperate need of help. No,…

By Peter Cook

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Posted Aug. 5, 2015

We’re Expelling Far Fewer Kids in New Orleans Than Ever Before

On Wednesday, the Recovery School District (RSD) released data showing that expulsions fell 14 percent across the city’s schools between…

By Peter Cook

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Posted Dec. 10, 2019

Democrats Are Finally Talking Public Education, But You Probably Won’t Be Invited to the Table

I couldn’t believe it. Finally, education was going to take center stage at the 2020 Public Education Forum. All the major Democratic candidates (and some…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Dec. 11, 2019

Black Kids Don’t Need to Sit Next to White Kids to Learn

Over the last decade, and indeed for longer than that, those fighting for justice, many of them White, have largely looked to integration as the…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Dec. 12, 2019

Black Families Haven’t Been Hoodwinked, We Come From a Legacy of School Choice

The Democratic party once embraced charter schools as a tool for equity and opportunity. Now, as Andre Perry points out in his recent op-ed, “Support…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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