University of Redlands

Handling current educational policies under the Trump Administration

REDLANDS, California (April 11, 2017)—A panel of educators from across the Inland Empire will discuss “Handling current educational policies under the Trump Administration” at an educational policy symposium presented by the University of Redlands School of Education Center for Educational Justice. The event will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, April 17 in the Casa Loma Room on the Redlands campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Possible topics of discussion include: school choice, vouchers for public education and charter schools; student safety, deportation and safe havens; common core and other issues around curriculum and instruction; the future of the Department of Education and possible repeal of the Every Student Succeeds Act. 

Presenters include: 

  • Dr. Greg Thorson, director of the Public Policy program and the Ken and Lynn Hall Endowed Chair of Public Policy at the University of Redlands
  • Dr. Jose Lalas, director, School of Education Center for Educational Justice at the University of Redlands 
  • Dr. Scott Wyatt, school board member, San Bernardino City Schools

Commentators include:

  • Dr. Michael Lin, superintendent, Corona-Norco Unified School District 
  • Dr. Martin Kedziora, superintendent, Moreno Valley Unified School District 
  • Jesus Holguin, 2016 immediate past president of the California School Boards Association
  • Bill Newberry, president, Riverside County School Boards Association
  • Dr. Beth Higbee, assistant superintendent, San Bernardino County Offices of Education
  • Paul Jessup, deputy superintendent, Riverside County Office of Education