Mike Kirst, Renowned Policy Influencer, to Visit California State University Sacramento

Dear Mike Kirst, Thanks for hiring me as your Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) Research Assistant at Stanford. I might have starved otherwise. Also, thank you for expertly modeling and mentoring me for a faculty and education policy influencer role right from the start.

Julian Vasquez Heilig and Mike Kirst

Julian Vasquez Heilig with Mike Kirst at Stanford graduation. (I should bring those sideburns back)

California State Board of Education President Michael W. Kirst headlines a Celebration of Scholarship at California State University Sacramento on Sept. 18. His talk, “Public Policy Impact of Education Research: a 54-Year Perspective,” begins at 6:00 pm in Harper Alumni Center. The event is free, but please RSVP for the event ASAP.

Dr. Kirst is going to retire again (He “retired” from Stanford a few years ago). I am aware that there are folks that believe his vision wasn’t progressive enough— here is your opportunity to understand his perspective on his nearly 60 year career as an education influencer.

Mike First and Lyndon B. Johnson

Kirst, one of the early policy experts on Title I and what became the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, meets with his boss, President Lyndon B. Johnson, in 1965.

Also, see more events celebrating teaching, innovation, education partnerships and education professions during California State University Sacramento College of Education’s innovate CelebratEd Week.

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