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Andre Perry speaks before Congressional Black Caucus

September 9, 2011

Andre Perry, Ph.D., the associate director for educational initiatives for Loyola University New Orleans’ Institute for Quality and Equity in Education, will speak before the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation at their 41st annual legislative conference on Sept. 23 in Washington, D.C.

At the conference, Perry will take part in a forum, “The Miseducation of Capitol Hill? Reforming Education Policy,” which will address key education issues and the ways in which emerging leaders can improve the American education system. This particular forum is targeted to college students and early career professionals.

“In New Orleans, we’ve taken the approach that we have to rebuild our educational system from the ground up, brick by brick,” Perry said. “By speaking directly to college students and those who are beginning their careers, we want to let them know they can be a major part of this process by choosing teaching as a career.”

The CBC’s annual conference is considered the premier African-American conference on policy issues and attracts more than 10,000 participants for the three-day conference including members of Congress, international dignitaries and major corporate executives.

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