Rucker Johnson, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Coverage, has been elected to the Nationwide Academy of Training.
Professor Johnson is a labor economist who specializes within the economics of schooling, with an emphasis on the position of poverty and inequality in affecting life possibilities.
“As a Third-generation educator, my dad and mom instilled the assumption 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 typically block these doorways of alternative when you’re not from the precise zip code.”
Professor Johnson’s analysis has appeared in main tutorial 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 in every of 35 students to obtain the distinguished Andrew Carnegie Fellowship.
He’s additionally the writer of the ebook, Kids of the Dream: Why College Integration Works.
This yr, fifteen students had been elected to membership within the Academy from throughout the USA.
“Election to the Nationwide Academy of Training is a distinction given to scholarship that considerably advances our understanding of schooling and that helps to enhance the lives of scholars in the USA and all over the world,” says Dean Henry Brady.
“It’s such an exquisite 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 wonderful mentors. So being part of the Nationwide Academy of Training permits me to pay it ahead and serve in that mentorship capability at a bigger scale—which is a core a part of the Academy’s mission.”