Conor Sasner serves as Director of Education and Child Policy Research at First Focus on Children. His work focuses on education equity moving towards a more communal and robust vision for our public school system.
Prior to joining First Focus, Conor worked at the Center for the Transformation of Schools, where he researched education and education funding to effect more equitable schools. As a member of the LCFF (Local Control Funding Formula) case study team, he co-authored the forthcoming East Side Union Case Study on youth voice, participation, and power as a transformative quality in education. As a member of the Youth Prison Abolition Project, he participated in long term research and subsequent evaluative study on the conditions in Juvenile Probation Camps in partnership with the Los Angeles County Office of Education.
Conor graduated from UCLA with a degree in Economics, with a double minor in Anthropology and Music Industry.
Averi Pakulis, Conor Sasner |
April 16, 2021 |
President Biden has introduced a massive infrastructure plan that would, among other things, invest $100 billion in building and restoring American public schools. In …
Aubrey Edwards-Luce, Averi Pakulis, Cara Baldari, Carrie Fitzgerald, Christopher Towner (Former Staff), Conor Sasner, Kathy Sacco, Michelle Dallafior, Miriam Abaya, Olivia Gomez |
November 19, 2020 |
The COVID-19 pandemic is doing more than exposing the racial, ethnic, and economic disparities existing in our society; it is compounding them, and so …
Conor Sasner, Miriam Abaya |
October 28, 2020 |
At the beginning of 2003, a little under a year and a half after September 11th, the Department of Homeland Security implemented the Student …
Conor Sasner |
October 23, 2020 |
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos wants to enforce testing standards this year as if it were just any year. Any year, that is, since the …
Aubrey Edwards-Luce, Averi Pakulis, Bruce Lesley, Cara Baldari, Carrie Fitzgerald, Christopher Towner (Former Staff), Claire Williams, Conor Sasner, Michelle Dallafior, Olivia Gomez, First Focus Campaign for Children |
August 10, 2020 |
Given recent spikes in COVID-19 caseloads, an economic crisis that continues to deepen, and an upcoming school year faced with daunting challenges, it is …
Conor Sasner |
July 28, 2020 |
Every September, kids go back to school. This year, learning will happen in new and scarcely tested conditions. The coronavirus pandemic means that kids …