Rucker Johnson, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy, has been elected to the National Academy of Education.
Professor Johnson is a labor economist who specializes within the economics of schooling, with an emphasis on the function of poverty and inequality in affecting life possibilities.
“As a Third-generation educator, my dad and mom instilled the idea in me at an early age that high-quality faculties are a gateway to lifelong success,” says Professor Johnson. “However I quickly found that gatekeepers usually block these doorways of alternative should you’re not from the precise zip code.”
Professor Johnson’s analysis has appeared in main educational journals and has been featured in mainstream media shops. He has briefed policymakers on the White Home and on Capitol Hill. In 2017, he was one of 35 students to obtain the distinguished Andrew Carnegie Fellowship.
He’s additionally the creator of the guide, Youngsters of the Dream: Why School Integration Works.
This 12 months, fifteen students had been elected to membership within the Academy from throughout the USA.
“Election to the National Academy of Education is a distinction given to scholarship that considerably advances our understanding of schooling and that helps to enhance the lives of college students in the USA and world wide,” says Dean Henry Brady.
“It’s such a beautiful honor to be inducted to a gaggle of distinguished students whose work impressed a lot of my very own,” says Professor Johnson. “I’ve been blessed with superb mentors. So being a component of the National Academy of Education permits me to pay it ahead and serve in that mentorship capability at a bigger scale—which is a core half of the Academy’s mission.”