Patricia Burch is professor of education at the University of Southern California. She is also codirector of the Center on Education, Policy, Equity, and Governance. Burch’s work focuses on educational equity in education policy and practice. She has written numerous books and articles including the forthcoming (March 2022) edited volume from Routledge in the Critical Social Thought series, System Failure: Policy and Practice in the School to Prison Pipeline. Burch received her PhD from Stanford University.