Presidential Postdoctoratal Fellow Jonathan Collins, who has been teaching in the Education Department, has published an op-ed in Education Week about LeBron James' I Promise School. In the piece, Collins applauds James for using his sizeable influence to work for education reform in a public school. Collins notes,
"James is creating I Promise because he understands from personal experience, having been an at-risk youth, that creating schooling options isn’t the solution to the problem. The solution is creating good schools—the kind of schools that have the resources and community understanding needed to help kids with the greatest risks overcome the odds."