Steve Perry
Published April 9, 2014
Updated April 13, 2021

Steve Perry is founder and head of schools of Capital Preparatory Schools, a network of charter schools serving historically disadvantaged students. He was principal of the first school in the network, Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Conn.

Perry is an education expert and the author of Push Has Come to Shove: Getting Our Kids the Education They Deserve — Even If It Means Picking a Fight. He is an education contributor to CNN and MSNBC, and has appeared on NPR’s Tell Me More.

Expertise: Education, low-income students, minority students, community activism, college preparedness, education reform

Location: Hartford, Conn.

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Heard on NPR:

Tell Me More: Obama Draws Strategy For Remainder Of Term

Featured on MSNBC:

Fiscal cliff: 101

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