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Project News


Forthcoming Briefs

Barbara Madeloni, President of the Massachusetts Teachers Association, is analyzing the successful “No on 2” campaign, which defeated the corporate-financed effort to lift the state’s cap on charter schools, for the next Policy Brief.  Dr. Marilyn Maye,  a faculty member in NJCU’s Department of Educational Administration and a Consulting Director of the Policy Project is a co-founder and trustee of the Bronx Charter School for Better Learning, a primary grades institution in the Bronx, New York, where she lives and volunteers with several community-based organizations.  We expect publication of this brief by early April, 2017.

Harris Lirtzman, Research Associate of the Policy Project, will analyze challenges and risks in teachers unions’ involvements in partnerships with financial organizations offering retirement products. Harris was a senior staff member in the office of Deputy State Comptroller for Administration: Office of the New York State Comptroller, Albany, NY and a member of the senior staff of the Director, Risk Management: Office of the NYC Comptroller.  New York, NY.   We expect publication of this brief by late April 2017.

Professor Michael Dumas is preparing a Policy Brief about how city teachers unions might understand race and racism in public education and act on this reconceptualization. Dr. Dumas is an  Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley in the Graduate School of Education and the African American Studies Department. Awo Okaikor Aryee-Price, EdD student-Rutgers' Graduate School of Education and Founding member of the New Jersey Caucus of Rank & File Educators (NJ-CORE) will write the commentary.  Expected publication is Summer, 2017.


We welcome Professor Chris Shamburg as a new Consulting Director of the Policy Project.  Dr. Shamburg teaches in NJCU’s Graduate Program in Educational Technology and is coordinator of the doctoral program in Educational Technology Leadership.