Liberals and progressives have traditionally been counted as allies in the struggle of marginalized communities to gain education. Even so, our friends on the left have become the biggest barriers to education reforms that would open up educational options for black people. Is it time to call the question: “are leftist educational politics at odds with our goal of black liberation through education?”

Chris Stewart is the Chief Executive Officer of Education Post, a media project of the Results in Education Foundation. He is a lifelong activist and 20-year supporter of nonprofit and education-related causes. Stewart has served as the director of outreach and external affairs for Education Post, the executive director of the African American Leadership Forum (AALF), and an elected member of the Minneapolis Public Schools Board of Education.


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