Dr. Steve Perry - AEI Speakers Bureau
Dr. Steve Perry Biography
Dr. Steve Perry's heart pumps passion and produces positive change. Featured in CNN's Black in America series, Dr. Perry is the most talked about innovative educator on the scene today. Perry is the founder and 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.
Perry is in a hurry to transform the community. Born into his family's third generation of poverty on his mother's 16th birthday, Perry believes that the success of a life is determined by where you end, not where you start. This philosophy inspired him to transform the lives of poor and minority children by providing them with access to a college education.
Dr. Steve Perry is a strong advocate of personal and civic responsibility in all aspects of life. He emphasizes the social issues that aim at building up both the individual and the community so that the next generation can be better contributing members of society. When Perry speaks, he reaches the hearts of his audience to motivate change in themselves and their community. His secrets to success and calls to action are revealed in his new book, Push Has Come To Shove: Getting Our Kids The Education They Deserve - Even If It Means Picking A Fight.
In addition to being the principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School, Dr. Perry, MSW is an Education Contributor for CNN and MSNBC, an Essence Magazine columnist, best-selling author, and host of the #1 docudrama for TVONE "Save My Son."
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.