The Yale School of Management Education Leadership Conference exists to create a forum for leaders in education reform. We seek to create a constructive dialogue about how leadership skills applied to the education sector can be used to solve the most pressing and complex challenges in public education.

From its modest beginnings in 2007, The Yale School of Management Education Leadership Conference has grown to be a nationally recognized forum for education reform. The ELC is an annual two-day conference focused on convening the nation’s leaders in education reform. Through panels, networking, conversations, and workshops, our speakers, attendees, presenters, and keynotes create a community that helps build urgency in working toward student success and system-wide progress.

The ELC is sponsored and run by the Yale School of Management Education Club. Each year, 20+ Yale School of Management students work from early in the school year to conceptualize, plan, and realize the spring conference. The 2019 conference will mark our 13th anniversary.
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Friday, April 5 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
The Future of Affirmative Action - A Debate

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Affirmative action has been a pillar of the American education system since the 1970s but it has faced an increasing number of challenges and criticism in recent years, from Supreme Court case involving Harvard to a Department of Justice investigation into Yale to New York City high school admissions policies.

We reexamine the history of affirmative action, analyze the impact it has had on the American education system, and discuss how the current approach stacks up against potential alternatives.

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Luke Charles Harris

Director of Programs and Co-Founder, African American Policy Forum
Dr. Luke Charles Harris, Director of Programs and Co-Founder of the African American Policy Forum, is an Associate Professor of American Politics and Constitutional Law at Vassar College. J.D. & LL.M Yale, Ph.D Princeton. He clerked for the late A. Leon Higginbotham Jr., the distinguished... Read More →
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Angel Perez

Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Angel B. Pérez serves as Trinity's Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success.  In addition to his administrative leadership, he is passionate about teaching and research in higher education.  He is the author of many articles and textbook chapters.  Pérez is a Fulbright... Read More →

Friday April 5, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm EDT

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