James E. Ford

James E. Ford is the executive director of CREED — the Center for Racial Equity in Education. He represents the Southwest Education Region on the N.C. State Board of Education. Ford is pursuing his Ph.D. in Urban Education at UNC Charlotte. He previously taught World History and Sociology at Garinger High School in Charlotte, and in 2014-15, he was the Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year.

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E(race)ing Inequities | Does race influence who drops out of school? It’s complicated.

This is an excerpt from “E(race)ing Inequities: The State of Racial Equity in North Carolina Public Schools” by the Center...

 

E(race)ing Inequities | How does race impact suspensions in North Carolina?

This is an excerpt from “E(race)ing Inequities: The State of Racial Equity in North Carolina Public Schools” by the Center...

 

E(race)ing Inequities: Chronic absenteeism

This is an excerpt from “E(race)ing Inequities: The State of Racial Equity in North Carolina Public Schools” by the Center...

 

E(race)ing Inequities: Teacher qualifications, experience, retention, and racial/ethnic match

This is an excerpt from “E(race)ing Inequities: The State of Racial Equity in North Carolina Public Schools” by the Center...

 

E(race)ing Inequities: An introduction

This is an excerpt from “E(race)ing Inequities: The State of Racial Equity in North Carolina Public Schools” by the Center...

 

E(race)ing Inequities: The State of Racial Equity in North Carolina Public Schools

This is the executive summary of “E(race)ing Inequities: The State of Racial Equity in North Carolina Public Schools” by the...

 

Deep Rooted: A Brief History of Race and Education in North Carolina

This is the companion report to “E(race)ing Inequities: The State of Racial Equity in North Carolina Public Schools” from the...

 

Perspective | We have to face it to fix it

In the immediate aftermath of the racially-motivated mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, Eddie Glaude, chair of the Department of...

Perspective

Wake County leading the way in educational equity

As part of the N.C. Center for Public Policy Research’s statewide study of equity, I met with the Office of...

 

Teaching-in-color: It is all about equity

Introduction Since, the mid-1980s more attention has been paid to an ever-widening racial gap in teachers (Carnegie Forum on Education...

 

It’s time: Launching a statewide study of equity in schools across North Carolina

Race and ethnicity are relevant in education. Both continue to show up in meaningful ways throughout our system. From disparities...

Perspective

Why are so many students of color being suspended?

I spent the entirety of my six-year teaching career in the urban education setting and absolutely loved it. My classroom...