Chavez has held a number of appointed positions, among them Chairman, National Commission on Migrant Education; White House Director of Public Liaison; Staff Director of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; and she was a member of the Administrative Conference of the United States. Chavez was the Republican nominee for U.S. Senator from Maryland in 1986. In 1992, she was elected by the United Nations’ Human Rights Commission to serve a four-year term as U.S. Expert to the U.N. Sub-commission on the Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities.
Chavez was also editor of the prize-winning quarterly journal American Educator, published by the American Federation of Teachers, where she also served as assistant to AFT president Al Shanker and assistant director of legislation.
Chavez serves on the Board of Directors of ABM Industries, Inc. and REO, Inc., a high technology company in Boulder, Colorado, as well as on boards of several non-profit organizations.
Chavez received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Colorado and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from George Mason University in 2012.
- Bilingual Education
Multiculturalists have a firm grip on both elementary and secondary schools and the universities. Their ideology of racial and ethnic difference risks balkanizing our multiracial society. Students who don't speak English are locked away in special programs that try to maintain native languages rather than teach English, often without their parents' consent. In many urban schools, African American students are fed a racialist "Afrocentric" curriculum of dubious merit.
- Immigration and Assimilation
With the United States admitting high numbers of immigrants, America's ability to accept newcomers will increasingly depend upon finding a pro-assimilation middle-ground between nativists who say that today's immigrants cannot assimilate and multiculturalists who say that they should not.
- Affirmative Action
Racial preferences are now a well established part of employment, education, and voting rights practices. The federal government runs 19 programs for "disadvantaged" bankers. Even adoption agencies are required to consider race when finding homes for parent-less children.