Washington Post: “How public colleges have already backed away from affirmative action.”

Washington Post: “Afro-Latino politicians could bridge the African American-Latino divide.”

Washington Post: “As Georgia’s new law shows, when Black people gain local power, states strip that power away.” 

The Conversation: “Is ballot collection, or ‘ballot harvesting’, good for democracy? We asked 5 Experts.”

Social Science Research Council. “Education and Democracy in Covid-19 America.” 

The Conversation: “The Made-Up Crisis Behind the State Takeover of Houston’s Public Schools.”

New York Times:Texas Is Taking Over Houston’s Schools, Prompting Charges of Racism.”

The Atlantic: “Why Rhode Island’s Governor Is Taking Over Providence’s Public Schools.”

Houston Chronicle: ‘”Better than people think’: Despite TEA takeover plan, HISD scores well compared to peers.”

RI NPR: With Five-Year Time Frame, PVD Takeover Could Become Political Fodder

Providence Journal: “Community a Key Component to Fixing Providence Schools.”

Netroots Nation 2019: What Philly Taught Us: How Philadelphia Activists Beat School Privatization to Restore Local Control

Netroots Nation 2019

Q&A: The roles of race, politics, and party in Benton Harbor, where Michigan’s governor wants to shutter the high school.

Chalkbeat Detroit

The 2018 Elections: What Do They Mean for American Education?

Albert Shanker Institute

Morel_Shanker Institute Panel 2018

State Takeovers of Schools Are About Political Power, Not School Improvement, The Conversation.

Commentary: Newark’s Radical Mayor Has Been Good for Business

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Have You Heard Podcast: Takeover!: What’s Behind the State Takeover of School Districts?

Have You Heard

The Majority Report with Sam Seder: Takeover: Race, Education, and American Democracy w/Domingo Morel

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New Books Network Podcast: Takeover: Race, Education, and American Democracy

Video: Book Discussion at Rutgers University Newark with Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka. Thursday, March 8, 2018.

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Video: Takeover: Race, Education, and American Democracy. Book Panel and Discussion at Brown University.


 Guest Commentary: Latino Mayors, National Institute for Latino Policy.

Return to local control in Newark schools is good step, but still not enough, The Star-Ledger

Education and the Newark Rebellion, 50 Years Later

Newark Riots 50th Anniversary

Urban Affairs Forum: Race and State in the Urban Regime


London School of Economics Blog: Government takeovers of local authorities can mean that some communities are better represented at the expense of others.

Brown University Watson Institute: Latinos and the 2016 Presidential Election


Appearance on WGBH Basic Black: Voters of Color in 2016

February 26, 2016

Appearance on WGBH Basic Black to discuss 2016 Presidential Election

February 5, 2016

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Opinion: Latinos Transform Rhode Island Politics 

Providence Journal


November 17, 2014