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Peter Schmidt

Senior Writer (former)
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Peter Schmidt was a senior writer for The Chronicle of Higher Education. He covered affirmative action, academic labor, and issues related to academic freedom. He also is the author of Color and Money: How Rich White Kids Are Winning the War Over College Affirmative Action.

Prior to joining The Chronicle, Schmidt was a staff writer for Education Week, where he covered school desegregation, urban education, and immigrant education. He has also reported for the Associated Press, the Detroit Free Press, The Northern Virginia Daily, and the Ann Arbor News, and he has contributed editorials to The Boston Globe, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal.

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