U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education Marcus to Speak at National Conference on Equal Education Rights

Washington, D.C., May 16, 2019, — Upon the invitation of Asian American Coalition for Education (AACE), Mr. Kenneth Marcus, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights will be giving a featured speech on “Providing Equal Protection of the Laws to All American Children” in the First National Conference on Equal Education Rights, to be held on Monday May 20, 2019 in the National Press Club in Washington DC.

In recent years, Asian Americans’ lawsuit against Harvard University has brought national attention to the issue of anti-Asian discrimination in college admissions and the fate of race-based college admissions. These eminent topics of the time arise from much broader issues in our nation’s education system: the prevalence of failing public schools in especially minority communities and politicians’ attempts to expand racial balancing into K-12 education at various levels, to name a few.

AACE’s nation calls for meaningful and sustainable solutions to address:

1. The root causes of the achievement gap in education among different racial groups;
2. Pitfalls of race-based admissions in the aspect of giving true help to disadvantaged families;
3. Better ways to achieve racial diversity in our colleges;
4. The proper roles of the Federal Government and the media in a national dialogue on equal education rights.

To examine these important topics, AACE will host The First National Conference on Equal Education Rights in Washington, DC. Taking an in-depth look into broad issues related to equal education rights, this historic conference will feature presentations and speeches by leading scholars, community leaders and government officials from all racial backgrounds.

Ms. Holly Ham, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on AAPIs, will be delivering the keynote speech at this important conference.  Besides Ms. Ham and Mr. Marcus, other distinguished speakers include: Mr. Edward Blum, Mr. Ward Connerly, Mr. Lee Cheng,  Dr. Richard Sander, Mr. Ron Lessard, Dr. Neal McCluskey, Ms. Wai Wah Chin, Mr. Hans A. von Spakovsky, Mr. Mike Gonzalez, Mr. Scott Jaschik, Ms. Swan Lee and Mr. Yukong Zhao.

In this spirit, AACE cordially invites education policy makers, researchers, educators, Asian-American community leaders and interested citizens to attend our upcoming event. We also welcome all journalists and members of the press to cover this conference.

Time: Monday, May 20, 2019, 8:45 AM-4:30 PM
National Press Club
529 14th Street NW., Washington, DC, 20045

To find out more about this historical conference and to register, please visit: http://asianamericanforeducation.org/en/conf_registration/