Alex Johnson Urges California to Level the Playing Field in Public Education

National Bar Association

On July 22nd, our Executive Director Alex Johnson charged the attendees at National Bar Association’s 90th Annual Convention and Exhibits to make a committment to defend for of children and youth being left behind in our nation’s public school system. Speaking on the panel “Am My Brother’s Keeper: If I Don’t Carry Him Who Will?,” Alex argued that the economic and social benefits of ensuring that all youth have the chance to receive a high quality public educational system far outweigh the investments we have to make today.

The convention, held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in Los Angeles, brought together attorneys and legal professionals from across the nation to examine issues of racial equity in a wide variety of issues - including early care and education, business, political and academia.

The National Bar Association is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of predominantly African-American lawyers, judges, educators and law students. It has 84 affiliate chapters throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Africa and the Caribbean. It represents a professional network of more than 65,000 lawyers, judges, educators and law students

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