Benito Aranda-Comer

Benito Aranda-Comer is a research associate for FutureEd. He graduated from Rice University with a bachelor degrees in Latin American Studies and History, and a minor in Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities. Benito is a second year Master of Public Policy (MPP) student at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy with a focus in Education Policy. Prior to joining FutureEd, Benito was an 8th grade English Language Arts teacher for four years in Houston, Texas, where he is from.

Research Notes: Evaluating the Impact of Teach for America: Two New Studies

Phyllis W. Jordan Benito Aranda-Comer For as long as Teach for America (TFA) has been placing new teachers into public schools, debate has persisted over the…

Research Notes: Who Refers Whom? Teachers and Disciplinary Referrals

Benito Aranda-Comer Research has shown consistently that Black students are suspended from school at higher rates than other students, even when committing the…

Research Notes: How Teachers Influence Students’ Post Secondary Outcomes

Benito Aranda-Comer Some teachers help students improve their standardized test scores, while others are more likely to influence such factors as course grades…

Research Notes: Americans Support Teaching Racial History, Not CRT Label

Critical race theory is a cross-disciplinary approach to exploring how education, laws, and social and political movements are shaped by societal conceptions of…

Research Notes: Is Technical Education Worth the Investment?

Benito Aranda-Comer Career and technical education (CTE) has been offered in U.S. schools for over a century, with about 77 percent of students now taking at…