AISR's Richard Gray, director of the institute's Community Organizing and Engagement, and Sara McAlister, prinicpal associate have authored a commentary on federal policy and community engagement that's the focus of a 5/15/13 Education Week article.

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Institute: Federal Policy Based on Competition Misses 'Authentic Community Engagement
by Michele Molnar, Education Week 5/15/13

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The Annenberg Institute for School Reform, at Brown University, on Wednesday released a commentary on urban education critiquing the "top down" federal policy that forces schools and school districts to compete against one another, rather than finding collaborative solutions from a "bottom up" approach. The institute's paper argues that the current model based on competition has been ineffective in addressing inequities in education.