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Dr. Steve Perry Biography

Dr. Steve Perry

Dr. Steve Perry has become a national icon in the education revolution, a change agent who is tireless in his fight for providing equal and competitive opportunities for children who otherwise would not have a voice. His mission is simple, high-quality education with college bound opportunities for children in poverty. It is his belief that in order to best educate a child you must treat them and their family as your family. He exemplifies this practice throughout his work in schools and with school communities throughout the country.

Dr. Perry's commitment to excellence started as former principal of what U.S. News and World Report has cited as one of the top schools in the country, Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut. Capital Prep has sent 100% of its predominantly low-income, minority, first generation high school graduates to four-year colleges every year since its first class graduated in 2006. Subsequently this success led him to start Capital Preparatory Schools in 2012 with the objective to open schools that provide as many low income students/families with an educational experience that he considers a right not just an opportunity.

As head of schools, Dr. Perry has been instrumental in advocating for, developing and opening the Capital preparatory Harbor School in Bridgeport CT, for the 2015-16 school year. His organization will also be opening the Capital Preparatory Harlem School, in the 2016-17 school year and will continue to open high quality, high performing schools.

Dr. Perry is completely committed to closing the educational inequities that plague our youth and families in low income communities. He considers the current state of education as being in crisis and when he speaks it is a call to action to ignite an urgency to save the children. His words are personal, brilliant and heartfelt, motivating people throughout the country to take action and become active in the educational reform to save their communities. His passion, advocacy and commitment to education can also be seen through his additional works; CNN's Black in America series, Education Contributor for CNN and MSNBC, an Essence Magazine columnist, and host of the #1 docudrama for TVONE "Save My Son." He shares his keys to success and calls to action in his latest best-selling book, "Push Has Come To Shove: Getting Our Kids The Education They Deserve - Even If It Means Picking A Fight."

Dr. Steve Perry Topics

  • PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY
    Dr. Steve Perry is a strong advocate of personal responsibility in all aspects of life. As a motivational speaker he emphasizes the social issues in the community with messages that aim at building up both the individual and the community so that our children can be better contributing members of society. His calls to action, personal responsibility and solutions. Man up Nobody is Coming to Save Us. Dr. Perry reaches heart of his audience to motivate change in themselves and their community. Among social issues Dr. Perry focuses on is the role of family and how it contributes to society, including the strengthening of each member. His experience as a social worker, principal and parent equips him to deal with the individual dynamics. And he proposes that positive solutions in strengthening the family will ultimately make for building a better, stronger community.
  • EDUCATION in AMERICA
    Dr. Steve Perry founder and principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut, where 100% of his graduating seniors and go on to 4-year colleges and universities; U.S. News and World Report has cited his school as one of the top high schools in the country. Featured in CNN's Black in America series, Dr. Perry is one of the most talked about and innovative young educators on the scene today. He has also authored four books. His latest book "Raggedy Schools" The Untold Truth focus on the state of urban education in America, he offers the why's, what’s and finally the how solutions for closing the achievement gap. His theories are exemplified in his own school. Parents must have school choice and vouchers. A good teacher at the front of every classroom should be the number-one priority in public education. But the outdated employment practice called "teacher tenure" lets union leaders keep incompetent, troubled, and burnt-out teachers in the system, while keeping out people who are actually committed to educating children.

 

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