Akilah Alleyne is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology & Criminology at the University of Delaware. Her interdisciplinary research in sociology, education, and criminology focuses on the impact of state-level education policies on students’ home-to-school commuting experience, school choice, plans to attend college and other education-related outcomes. While serving on the ACLU of Delaware board, Akilah wants to work with colleagues to reveal hidden structural barriers that may result in stratified student experiences by race, class, income, or social identity. These may include inequitable school funding systems, major school closings, and slow investments in local school building or rebuilding.
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