Fall 2021 will go down in history as perhaps the most controversy-laden return to school we have ever seen. Vaccine and mask mandates (and opposition to them) and the debate over critical race theory are just two of the issues education leaders are confronting. How are they coping and responding, and how is the public feeling about these issues? Our panel of experts will shed some light on the situation and provide guidance to education leaders on how to manage these conflicts.
• Shaun Harper, Provost Professor, USC Rossier and Founder and Executive Director of the USC Race and Equity Center
• Julie Marsh, Professor of Education Policy, USC Rossier and Faculty Director of Policy Analysis for California Education
• Sandra Lyon, Retired Superintendent, Palm Springs Unified School District
• Neeraj Sood, Vice Dean of Research of the Sol Price School of Public Policy and Special Advisor to the Provost