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Jessica Brathwaite


Jessica Brathwaite is a senior research associate at CCRC, where she conducts qualitative and quantitative research on system- and statewide developmental education, ESL reform, community college finance, and students’ transition to college. Her primary research interest is how practice and policy can eliminate or exacerbate inequities between students. She is also interested in exploring race and class as they relate to her primary research interest.

Brathwaite teaches Sociology of Urban Schools, Survey Research Methods, and Education Policy in the Education Policy and Social Analysis Department at Teachers College, Columbia University. She holds a PhD and an MA in sociology from Temple University and a BA in sociology from CUNY Hunter College.

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