Fighting Preferences & Indoctrination in Education

Event Time: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (Pacific Time), Saturday, September 3, 2022.

Event Location: San Diego (Address provided upon registration)

Event Description: This one-day event will bring together a prestigious group of intellectuals, advocates, policy practitioners/makers and community leaders who study and/or promote public policy issues related to equality, race and merit. Collectively, the participants will explore the current state of public education, ramifications of various progressive ideological proposals in the American education, and proven strategies to counterbalance the illiberal trend of indoctrination in our nation’s K-16 schools, at the national, state and local levels.

Conference Theme: Inform, Encourage and Engage. For our first annual conference, CFER wants to emphasize success experiences, empowering stories, and educational resources. Through exploring inspiring case studies, this conference seeks to highlight moral courage and encourage public engagement. We believe that a productive seminar on the values and principles of public education must be rooted in a focus on positive contributions and proven lessons in building true excellence and reclaiming public education.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Hon. Gloria J. Romero, former State Senator and the State Senate’s Democratic majority leader
  • Hon. Kevin Kiley, State Assembly Member
  • Dr. Williamson Evers, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education
  • Dr. Lance Izumi,, Senior Director of Center for Education at the Pacific Research Institute
  • Professor Gail Heriot, University of San Diego Professor of Law and U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner
  • Professor Richard Sander, UCLA Jesse Dukeminier Professor in Law
  • Professor Erec Smith, York College Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition and Co-Founder of Free Black Thought
  • Dr. Elana Fishbein, Founder and President of No Left Turn in Education
  • Dr. Joe Nalven, Anthropologist, Philosopher and Former Faculty at the San Diego State University
  • Hon. Mari Barke, Orange County Board of Education President
  • Hon. Chris Arend, Paso Robles Joint Unified School District Board President
  • Mr. Dan Morenoff, Executive Director of the American Civil Rights Project
  • Mr. Eli Steele, Award-winning filmmaker and writer
  • Mr. Wen Fa, Senior Attorney at Pacific Legal Foundation
  • Mr. Michael Bowen, Co-Founder of Free Black Thought

Registration Fee (Breakfast and lunch are included):

  • Early Bird — $50 (before 08/01)
  • Regular — $100

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