John Rogers is an associate professor in UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and the Director of UCLA’s Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access (IDEA). He also serves as the faculty co-director of UCLA’s Principal Leadership Institute. Rogers studies public engagement and community organizing as strategies for equity-focused school reform and democratic renewal. He draws extensively on the work of John Dewey to explore the meaning of, and possibilities for, democratic education today. John Rogers is the co-author (with Jeannie Oakes) of Learning Power: Organizing for Education and Justice (2006). His most recent article, “More Justice: The Role of Organized Labor in Educational Reform,” appears in the January 2009 issue of Educational Policy. Rogers also is co-editor (with Marion Orr) of the forthcoming volume, Public Engagement for Public Education: Joining Forces to Revitalize Democracy and Equalize Schools. Professor Rogers received his Ph.D. in Education from Stanford University and his B.A. in Public Policy and African American Studies from Princeton University.