Ericka Weathers is an Assistant Professor of Education in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. She uses advanced quantitative research methods to conduct research related to K-12 educational inequality and education policy. Her research emphasizes two overarching questions. First, what are the processes and contexts that lead to and/or are associated with racial and socioeconomic inequality in education? Second, how might K-12 education policies and practices reduce or exacerbate racial and socioeconomic inequality in education? Her recent scholarship focuses on the relationship between school segregation and educational opportunities; the effects of education policies that criminalize student behavior; and racial disproportionality in special education.
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