We’re joining forces with Texas Public Policy Foundation for this solutions-oriented discussion
Earlier this month, the Legal Insurrection Foundation unveiled criticalrace.org, a site which catalogues the infiltration of Critical Race Training in higher education. But Critical Race Training has expanded its reach beyond higher education and is now pervasive in primary education, too.
We’re excited to join forces with our friends at the Texas Public Policy Foundation for solutions-oriented virtual discussion about Critical Race Training in the K-12 sphere. What’s happening there? What are we seeing? How do we get involved? And more importantly, what can be done? The panel discussion will include a Q&A portion. Space is limited, so be sure to register. Virtual event attendance is free.
Professor William A. Jacobson
Clinical Law Professor
Cornell Law School
Legal Insurrection Foundation
William A. Jacobson is a Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Securities Law Clinic at Cornell Law School. He is a 1981 graduate of Hamilton College and a 1984 graduate of Harvard Law School. Prior to joining the Cornell law faculty in 2007, Professor Jacobson practiced law in New York City (1985-1993) and Providence, Rhode Island (1994-2006), A more complete listing of Professor Jacobson’s professional background is available at the Cornell Law School website.
Professor Jacobson was the founder of Legal Insurrection website in 2008.
Thomas K. Lindsay, Ph.D.
Distinguished Senior Fellow of Higher Education and Constitutional Studies
Texas Public Policy Foundation
Tom K. Lindsay, Ph.D., is a distinguished senior fellow of higher education and constitutional studies at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. He has more than two decades’ experience in education management and instruction, including service as a dean, provost, and college president.
In 2006, Lindsay joined the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) staff as director of the agency’s signature initiative, We the People, which supports teaching and scholarship in American history and culture. He was named Deputy Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of the NEH in 2007.
Lindsay received his B.A., summa cum laude, in Political Science, and went on to earn his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago. Oxford University Press recently published Lindsay’s American Government college textbook, Investigating American Democracy (with Gary Glenn). He has published numerous articles on the subject of democratic education, many of which have appeared in the world’s most prestigious academic journals, including the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics, and the American Journal of Political Science.
Lindsay has published articles on higher-education reform in Real Clear Policy, Los Angeles Times, National Review, Inside Higher Ed, Washington Examiner, Knight-Ridder Syndicate, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, American Spectator, and Austin American-Statesman, among others. He has just accepted an offer to become a contributor to Forbes.
In recognition of his scholarship on democratic education, Lindsay was made the 1992-93 Bradley Resident Scholar at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.
Wenyuan Wu, Ph.D.
Californians for Equal Rights Foundation
Wenyuan Wu previously served as Executive Director of the No on 16 Campaign. Prior to that, she was Director of Administration at the Asian American Coalition for Education (AACE). She holds a Ph.D. in International Studies from the University of Miami and has authored a book (Chinese Oil Enterprises in Latin America: Corporate Social Responsibility) as well as many chapters in other books. In her official capacity, Dr. Wu has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, NBC News, NPR Boston, Boston Globe, Quartz, Ed Source, College Fix, and other prominent news sources. As a writer, she has been published on the CalMatters, Orange County Register, South China Morning Post, and Oil Price, among other outlets.
Dr. Richard A. Johnson III
Director, Booker T. Washington Initiative
Texas Public Policy Foundation
Richard A. Johnson, Ed.D., is the director of the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Booker T. Washington Initiative which examines the effects of public policy on African-American communities.
Previously, Johnson served as a chief of staff in both municipal and state governments. As chief of staff for a Houston City Council member, he played a significant role in drafting and navigating policies related to public safety, public works and housing and community development. During the 85th and 86th Texas Legislative Sessions. he served as a chief of staff and a senior policy analyst for a House member and worked on education, public safety, healthcare and workforce development legislation.
An educator for more than 20 years, Johnson has extensive experience in teaching and research. He worked as a research assistant at the University of Texas Mental Science Institute in the early 90s, studying the efficacy of counseling and pharmacological therapy on cocaine and heroin addicts. He began counseling inner-city adolescent males and founded an academy for troubled boys which provided education, discipline and residential substance abuse treatment. In 2007 he began teaching and research in the areas of psychology and academic performance.
A Texas native, he grew up in Houston’s Fifth Ward and graduated from Wiley College with a Bachelor’s in history and government. After obtaining his degree, he joined the U.S. Army where he not only obtained the rank of sergeant but also played for the All-Army Basketball Team. Following active duty, Johnson obtained a master’s degree in clinical psychology and then a doctoral degree in education administration from Texas Southern University.
Most importantly, Johnson served as the President of the Louisiana Prison Chapel Foundation for nearly two decades, building more than 20 churches inside of prison walls. In addition, Johnson served as the co-founder and second president of 100 Black Men Metropolitan Houston, vice president of development for 100 Black Men San Antonio and co-chair of the education committee of the NAACP, Houston.
President and Founder
Nicole Neily is the president and founder of Speech First, a nationwide membership organization created to defend students’ free speech rights on campus through litigation and other means. Since its launch in February 2018, Speech First has filed federal lawsuits against the University of Michigan, the University of Texas, the University of Illinois, Iowa State University, and the University of Central Florida for violating its student members’ speech rights. She is also the president of the new group Parents Defending Education, which empowers and mobilizes parents to combat efforts to politicize their children’s education.
Moderated by: Kemberlee Kaye
Director of Operations and Editorial Development
Legal Insurrection Foundation
Senior Contributing Editor
Kemberlee Kaye has a background working in immigration law, and as a grassroots organizer, digital media strategist, campaign lackey, and muckraker. Over the years Kemberlee has worked with FreedomWorks, Americans for Prosperity, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas, and Senator John Cornyn’s campaign, among others. Kemberlee is the Senior Contributing Editor of Legal Insurrection website, where she has worked since 2014.
Kemberlee, her husband, their daughters, and their son live in her native Houston, Texas.
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