John Diamond

Despite the Best Intentions: How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools

John Diamond is the Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis and a faculty affiliate in the Departments of Afro-American Studies and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Diamond studies the relationship between social inequality and educational opportunity and is the author of two books. He is the co-editor with James Spillane of Distributed Leadership in Practice (Teachers College Press, 2007) and the co-author with Amanda Lewis of Despite the Best Intentions: How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools (Oxford University Press, 2015). He has also published extensively on the relationship between educational policy and equity, primarily in K-12 settings.