It is my pleasure to introduce Craig Livermore, the Executive Director of the New Jersey Law and Education Empowerment Project (“NJ LEEP”), as a guest blogger this month. Craig holds a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College in Religion and Mathematics, a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard, and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. In 2006, he founded NJ LEEP, in partnership with Seton Hall Law School, as a comprehensive and continuous pipeline diversity program for urban youth in grades eight through twelve interested in pursuing a legal career.
Craig is the founding board chair of Newark Legacy Charter School and is an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall Law School where he teaches a course on Race, Law and Education. In addition to work on religion, ethics and public policy, Craig has published articles on urban educational management, and educational policy and its effects on racially equitable educational outcomes.
Racial Complexity and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, __ J. Civ. Rights & Econ. Dev. ___ (forthcoming 2011).
Obama, Racial and Political Complexity, and Hope for a Transformed Racial Order, Race-Talk J. Kir. Institute (Spring 2010), available at http://www.race-talk.org/?p=4497 (scholarly e-essay).
Centralized Standards and Decentralized Competition: Suggested Revisions for No Child Left Behind to Create Greater Educational Responsiveness Toward Disempowered Minority Groups, 33 Seton Hall Legis. J. 433 (2009).
Unrelenting Expectations: A More Nuanced Understanding of the Broken Windows Theory of Cultural Management in Urban Education, University of Pennsylvania Grad School of Education Perspectives On Urban Education (2008), available at http://www.urbanedjournal.org/Vol%206%20Order%20in%20Schools/Commentaries/Commentary_2_Broken%20Windows%20Theory.html (peer reviewed on-line journal).
You can find Craig’s SSRN Page at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=1517942