Sami Kitmitto

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Sami Kitmitto

Template:TOCnestleft Sami Kitmitto is a principal researcher at American Institute for Research. He is an economist and quantitative analyst specializing in quasi-experimental model development and analysis. He is currently project director for the National Evaluation of Magnet Schools. He is also deputy project director on the NAEP-State Analysis project with the U.S. Department of Education (ED) where he is leading two tasks: one measuring the change in inclusion rates of students with disabilities on NAEP and a second analyzing achievement gaps using NAEP data.

Dr. Kitmitto has worked on numerous education finance and policy projects including project director for the Educational Opportunities and Performance of Military Students Research Study and on an evaluation of the federal Impact Aid program for ED. Additionally, he recently developed an efficiency index for California public school districts as part of a project documenting how districts have coped with the state’s current fiscal crisis and has authored a book chapter on California’s paid family leave program. Dr. Kitmitto earned his doctorate in Economics with a multi-disciplinary emphasis in Economy, Justice, and Society from the University of California, Davis.[1]


Studied Economics at UC Davis.

AROC/Critical Resistance

Sami Kitmitto is a member of the Arab Resource and Organizing Center. He also donates monthly to Critical Resistance.[2]

"Palestine Solidarity Activism on Campus"


Sami Kitmitto, Students for Justice in Palestine, UC Berkeley.

"Palestine Solidarity Activism on Campus" Presentation at Conference of the Palestine Solidarity Movement, New Brunswick, NJ, October 11, 2003.

Introduced by Lara Kiswani Students for Justice in Palestine, UC Davis.

Blocked the Boat

Lara Kiswani August 18, 2014:


Dunya 'Alwan — with Sabiha Basrai, Sami Kitmitto, Sanyika Bryant, Kristian Davis Bailey, Sara Kershnar, Frank Lara, Terry Valen, Rama Ali Kased, Bridget Anne, Farah S. Bullara, Lisa Tiny Gray-Garcia, Raphael Cohen, Cee El-el, Spenta Kandawalla, Emanne DjEmancipacion, Wael Buhaissy, Kate Jessica Raphael, Toby Kramer, Nadeen Ali, Yaya Moustafa, Micah Bazant, Dunya 'Alwan, Eyad Kay, Mohamed Shaikh, Terri Kay, Isaac Leviathon, Diana Galbraith, Ramsey El-qare, Samantha Levens, Lina Baroudi, Leslie Dreyer, David Langstaff, Melanie Cervantes, Reem Assil, Nidal Elkhairy, Sam Ayesh, Clare Bayard, Sharif Zakout, Aliya Karmali, Jack Stephens, Block the Boat for Gaza, AROC: Arab Resource & Organizing Center and AYO-Arab Youth Organization.

Now What? Defying Trump and the Left's Way Forward


Now What? Defying Trump and the Left's Way Forward was a phone in webinar organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization in the wake of the 2016 election.

Now what? We’re all asking ourselves that question in the wake of Trump’s victory. We’ve got urgent strategizing and work to do, together. Join Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson of the Movement for Black Lives and Freedom Road, Calvin Cheung-Miaw, Jodeen Olguin-Taylor of Mijente and WFP, Joe Schwartz of the Democratic Socialists of America, and Sendolo Diaminah of Freedom Road for a discussion of what happened, and what we should be doing to build mass defiance. And above all, how do we build the Left in this, which we know is the only solution to the crises we face?

This event will take place Tuesday November 15, 2016 at 9pm Eastern/8pm Central/6pm Pacific.

Those invited, on Facebook included Sami Kitmitto.[3]