Robin V. Harris

Education Policy Fellow

Robin V. Harris, Ph.D. is a Class of 2016-2018 Education Policy Fellow at New America. She will write a book about the “godmother of school choice,” Annette “Polly” Williams, the Wisconsin state legislator who ignited a national movement by writing and sponsoring Milwaukee’s landmark school voucher program. Currently, Harris is the managing editor at The Education Trust, a national education advocacy and policy organization. Previously, she served as editorial director at Education Sector and associate editor of Diverse Issues in Higher Education, where she focused on issues facing students of color in K-12 and Higher Education. She is a graduate of Howard University and earned a master’s and doctorate in English literature from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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Black and Proud: MLK, BLM, and Today’s Education Reformers

Robin V. Harris argues we must remember Martin Luther King Jr. and education reformer Polly Williams as they were—unapologetically black.