Pedro Antonio Noguera

Pedro Antonio Noguera is a professor in the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University.  He has published on topics such as urban school reform, conditions to promote student achievement, youth violence, the impact of school choice and vouchers on urban public schools, and race and ethnic relations in American society. 

He has been a classroom teacher, has served on numerous advisory boards to youth organizations, and held an elected seat on a city school board where he also served as president of the board.  He has also advised school districts on closing the achievement gap and worked with charter school start-ups in inner city neighborhoods. Dr. Noguera served on the ASCD Task Force on the Education of the Whole Child and serves on the board of the Alliance for Excellent Education.  His well-received books include Unfinished Business: Closing the Racial Achievement Gap in Our Schools and the recently released The Trouble With Black Boys: And Other Reflections on Race, Equity, and the Future of Public Education.