Professional Development Series: Combatting Racial Injustice Through Education
TUESDAY, NOV. 30, 2021
3:30-4:30 p.m. EST
FREE & OPEN TO ALL
Robert Kim, J.D.
Demystifying Critical Race Theory in Schools:
Let’s Talk Law & Policy
Ria (Ariana) DasGupta, Ed.D.
Chief Diversity Officer for Community Affairs and Academic Outreach, Georgian Court University
About Robert Kim, J.D.
Robert (Bob) Kim is a writer, consultant, and leading expert on education law and policy in the United States. A former civil rights attorney, his most recent book is Elevating Equity and Justice: Ten U.S. Supreme Court Cases Every Teacher Should Know (Heinemann, 2020). He is also the co-author of Education and the Law, 5thed. and Legal Issues in Education: Rights and Responsibilities in U.S. Public Schools Today (West Academic Publishing, 2019 & 2017). His column, “Under the Law,” appears monthly in Phi Delta Kappan, a professional journal for educators.
From 2011 through 2016, Mr. Kim served in the Obama Administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, which enforces federal civil rights laws in K-12 and postsecondary institutions nationwide. Between 2017 and 2021, he was the William T. Grant Distinguished Fellow at Rutgers University, where he taught education law and conducted research on school finance and education equity in U.S. public schools, and investigated incidents related to Title IX and other forms of harassment and discrimination for the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Kim served as a senior policy analyst at the National Education Association, and as a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California. He is a graduate of Williams College and Boston College Law School. You can follow him on Twitter at @bob__kim.