- Discipline: President
- Organization: Black Alliance for Educational Options
Gerard Robinson is the president of the Black Alliance for Educational Options. BAEO is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to actively support parental choice to empower families and to increase quality educational options for Black children. Prior to his position at BAEO, Mr. Robinson served as a senior research associate for the School Choice Demonstration Project at the University of Arkansas from 2006 to 2007, and as a senior fellow at the Institute for the Transformation of Learning at Marquette University from 2004 to 2006. Mr. Robinson’s publications include: “Urban School District Takeovers: Theory and Practice,” in The Congress for New Urbanism Education Report (2007, March); “A Survey of School Choice Research,” published by the Institute for the Transformation of Learning, Marquette University (2005); “With All Deliberate Need,” School Choice Activist (2005, July); “Freedom of Choice: Brown, Vouchers, and the Philosophy of Language,” in D. Salisbury and C. Lartigue (Eds.) Educational Freedom in Urban America: Brown v. Board After Half a Century, 13-52 (Cato Institute, 2004); "A New Shade of Brown: Hispanics and Choice in Public Education," in CREO Quarterly, volume I, issue II, (2004, June); and “Can the Spirit of Brown Survive in the Era of School Choice? A Legal and Policy Perspective,” Howard Law Journal, volume 45, 281-336 (2002). Mr. Robinson received a Master of Education degree from Harvard University, a Bachelor of Arts from Howard University, and an Associate of Arts from El Camino Community College. He is completing a Ph.D. at the University of Virginia.