Trials and Tribulations of the New School Year: Breaking Through the Controversies

Thursday, September 30 at 12:00pm

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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 and confronting. How are they coping and responding, and how is the public feeling about these issues? Our experts will shed some light on the situation and provide guidance on managing these conflicts. 

"The Trials and Tribulations of the New School Year: Understanding and Breaking Through the Conflict and Controversies Over Masks, Vaccines and Critical Race Theory" is part of a USC Rossier initiative, A New Vision for Schools


  • Pedro A. Noguera, Dean, USC Rossier


  • Shaun Harper, Provost Professor, USC Rossier; Founder and Executive Director, USC Race and Equity Center
  • Sandra Lyon, Retired Superintendent, Palm Springs Unified School District
  • Julie A. Marsh, Professor, USC Rossier; Faculty Director, Policy Analysis for California Education
  • Neeraj Sood, Vice Dean of Research, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy

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(Photo by Allison Shelley for EDUimages, licensed under Creative Commons.)

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