Francis A. Pearman II

Francis A. Pearman II
Assistant Professor of Education,
Stanford Graduate School of Education

Francis A. Pearman, II, is an assistant professor of education in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. His research focuses on how race, poverty, and inequality shape the life chances of children. He received his MEd and PhD from Vanderbilt University.

updated 2023

Publications by Francis A. Pearman II
Declining student enrollment is leading to a loss of revenue in many California school districts. To address ongoing budget shortfalls, many districts have consolidated or shuttered schools, and others are contemplating doing so. In this session,…
This study investigates racial disparities in school closures both within California and nationally. Findings highlight an alarming pattern: Schools enrolling higher proportions of Black students are at significantly increased risk of closure…