The School Diversity Notebook

Peter Piazza (@PeterTPiazza)

I am an education policy researcher, whose work is oriented towards understanding the effects of market-oriented reforms on public education policymaking and practice. I completed my Ph.D. at the Boston College Lynch School of Education in 2015. My previous research has looked at the rise of well-funded advocacy organizations and their impact on democratic engagement in public education policymaking. See recent publications in the Journal of Education Policy, Critical Studies in Education, and the Berkeley Review of Education.

This blog is an exploration of school segregation today. I use each post to publicly explore/develop my understanding of its causes and potential solutions. See the introduction posts for more information about the purpose of the blog (intro part 1) as well as my research and personal background (intro part 2).

I am available for consulting and/or any relevant research opportunities (CV available here). Feel free to reach out via email at


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