Charles M. Payne, African American Studies and Sociology and Director, African and African-American Studies
Please note: Charles has left the "History" group at Duke University; some info here might not be up to date.
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Dr. Payne is the author of Getting What We Ask For: The Ambiguity of Success and Failure in Urban Education, Debating the Civil Rights Movement, and the award-winning I've Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi Freedom Movement. His scholarly focus remains urban education and educational policy, the Civil Rights Movement, social change, and social inequality. With the help of a Senior Scholar Award from the Spencer Foundation, he is currently working on a book on what has been learned from the last decade of school reform.
- Recent Publications
- C.M. Payne, So Much Reform, So Little Change: The Persistence of Failure in Urban Schools.
(2006), Harvard Education Publishing Group ( Expected completion, September, 2006)
- Teach Freedom: The African American Tradition of Education For Liberation
(2005), Edited by Charles Payne and Carol Strickland (Expected completion, March , 2006).
- C.M. Payne, Foreword, “Teaching the Hard of Head,” 2nd edition of Lisa Delpit’s Other People’s Children,
(2005), New Press, 2006, forthcoming.
- Time Longer Than Rope: A Century of African American Activism, edited by Charles M. Paynes and Adam Green
(2003), NYU Press
- So Much Reform, So LIttle Change: Building-Level Barriers to Urban School Reform
(2003) (under revision.)