by Ernesto Cortes


Metis and the Metrics of Success
I Used to Think…And Now I Think… Edited by Richard Elmore. Cambridge: Harvard Education Press. 2011.

Quality Education as a Civil Right: Reflections
Quality Education as a Constitutional Right: Creating a Grassroots Movement to Transform Public Schools. Edited by Theresa Perry, Robert Moses, Joan Wynne, Ernesto Cortes, Jr. and Lisa Delpit.  Boston: Beacon Press.  2011.  Review by the New England Journal of Higher Education.

Training and Immigration in the Real World
Human Resource Economics & Public Policy: Essays in Honor of Vernon Briggs, Jr. Edited by Charles Whalen. Kalamazoo, Michigan: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.  2010.

On the Power of Education and Community Action
Latinos and the Nation’s Future.  By Henry C. Cisneros.  Houston, Texas: Arte Publico Press. 2009.

Faith, Charity and Justice
The American Prospect, May 2007.

Toward a Democratic Culture
Kettering Review, vol. 24, no.1, Spring 2006.

Habits of Democracy
Texas Observer, November 17, 2006.

Justice at the Gates of the City: A Model of Shared Prosperity
Back to Shared Prosperity: the Growing Inequality of Wealth and Income in America
Edited by Ray Marshall, Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe. 1999.

Reweaving the Social Fabric
Kettering Review, Summer 1996


Catalyst for Social Justice Series‘ at University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work (2017)

Plenary on Community Organizing, Democracy and Education at ‘Match on Dry Grass Conference‘ at Harvard (2012). Part 1, Part 2

Roundtable discussion on rebuilding the economy, hosted by The Aspen Institute (2011).


“Powerlessness Corrupts”, Tavis Smiley Show (2012)


Ernesto Cortes, Jr.
West / Southwest IAF
1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 120W
Austin, TX  78723

Phone: 512-459-6551

E-mail: [email protected]