Wesley Nute serves as an Assistant City Attorney and Community Prosecutor for the Northwest Division of Dallas, Texas. His previous work in the education space includes opportunities with America Reads, Teach for America, and as an occasional substitute teacher for the Austin Independent School District. He helped launch the Youth Court program at Webb Middle School in Austin, Texas. The widespread need for such an alternative disciplinary model set the stage for the recent state-wide decriminalization of truancy. Consequently, Wesley’s focus in education has shifted from addressing the symptoms of current education policy to influencing the future of education policy from a macroscopic level. Wesley obtained his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Duke University, studying Public Policy and Economics before receiving his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Texas School of Law, where he served as an editor for the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights.