Pedro Noguera on the power and influence of education

Pedro Noguera, dean of the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education, credits a large chunk of his educational success to his immigrant parents, who never received a high school diploma. 

He began his career as a classroom teacher before holding positions as a faculty member, educational researcher and scholar at UC Berkeley, Harvard, Columbia and NYU. Noguera spent over 30 years researching the impact of complex social problems and inequities on poor and marginalized children. 

The author and editor of more than 200 articles, books and chapters is widely recognized for his expertise on urban school reform, conditions that promote student achievement, the role of education in community development, youth violence, and race and ethnic relations.

Visit Inside the Academy of Education to read more about Noguera, watch videos on additional topics such as, encouraging independence in children and staying focused on the problems in education, and see personal photos.