Christopher Edley, Jr. quoted by Chalkbeat, Oct. 14, 2016
Clinton supports charters, “but there are very important caveats,” Edley said. “She believes we should … get back to one of the principal purposes of charters, which was to innovate and then export successful innovations to the rest of the public school system. We just haven’t done that,” he said. “Let’s be much more intentional about exporting the successes, and about closing down the charters that are not performing up to expectations.”
Christopher Edley, Jr., and Ann O’Leary cited in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, March 3, 2016
“This new organization is combating the cycle of poverty with a cycle of opportunity, attacking the obstacles to success at critical stages in life,” Edley said. “Our approach to complex challenges is unique. We work across traditional issue silos and disciplinary perspectives, using an exceptionally broad range of tools to promote change at the local, state and national levels.”
The other co-founder of Opportunity Institute is Ann O’Leary, a senior policy adviser to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
Christopher Edley quoted in The Daily Californian, Feb. 19, 2016
“In the longer run, we hope to play an important role in building and supporting a national network of equity-oriented efforts to improve educational opportunities,” Edley said.
Christopher Edley quoted in EdSource, Feb. 17, 2016
“We will be looking at problems of opportunity and equity within the framework of education, such as health and social service interventions that are needed to support student success,” Edley said.
Christopher Edley quoted in The Washington Post, Feb. 17, 2016
“There are tremendous advantages to putting together an effort that looks across the entire range of education issues from early childhood all the way to early career,” Edley said. It helps with coordinating and integrating policies that affect different parts of children’s lives, he said, and it helps with building coalitions that can get work done.
Christopher Edley quoted in San Francisco Chronicle, Feb. 16, 2016
“We take a cradle-to-career approach to ways education policy changes could improve opportunities for upward mobility and equity,” Edley said.
Christopher Edley writes for The Huffington Post: HuffPost Education, Feb. 16, 2016
Education is the key to make opportunity less serendipitous and more systemic for all of us. True educational opportunity is the best path to the promised land where difference is not destiny and dreams are not coded by color or class. But narrowly understood, it is not enough.
Christopher Edley interviewed by EdSource, Sept. 22, 2015
“I am a huge supporter of Common Core. But I have not seen concerted attention to the schools and teachers serving poor kids to make sure they get the extra resources they need to implement the Common Core as effectively as it will be in affluent districts.”
Christopher Edley Jr. quoted in The New York Times, December 9, 2014
“I doubt it’s that important in attracting undergraduates, who come because it has long been ranked the best public university in the world and remains affordable,” said Christopher Edley Jr. … “But once you are here, there are weird ions in the air.”
Christopher Edley re-quoted in San Francisco Chronicle, August 20, 2013
Edley said his “health problems are more than worrisome, but much less than dire…. These developments have reminded me again how short life can be, and, for that reason, I feel an urgency to turn to some other professional goals I will pursue while continuing with you as a faculty colleague. Chief among these will be public education equity and excellence.”
The dean’s comments were also cited in Above the Law, August 21, 2013