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.
Conor Sasner |
July 15, 2022 |
Two recent Supreme Court rulings – Kennedy v. Bremerton and Carson v. Makin – will accelerate the decay of the separation of Church and …
Aubrey Edwards-Luce, Averi Pakulis, Cara Baldari, Carrie Fitzgerald, Conor Sasner, Elaine Dalpiaz, Haley Winter, Kathy Sacco, Michelle Dallafior, Miriam Abaya, Olivia Gomez, First Focus Campaign for Children |
December 22, 2021 |
As negotiations have stalled and the fate of the Build Back Better Act hangs in the balance, children stand to lose access to monthly …
Averi Pakulis, Conor Sasner, Elijah Nishiura |
October 6, 2021 |
Once our children celebrate their 5th birthday, they are welcomed into a public school system that can provide valuable benefits to them and their …
Averi Pakulis, Conor Sasner, Tim Smith |
August 25, 2021 |
Like many of you, we have been watching in dismay as children’s health is politicized by adults. Just as kids begin to head back …
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 …