Watch the first discussion in the “Paying it Forward: Lessons for a new generation from Dr. Howard Fuller’s life on activism’s front lines,” a conversation series devoted to the issues that have driven Fuller’s activism and mission around education reform and social justice.
The discussions capture some aspects of Fuller’s legacy, experiences and impact as an advocate and activist working for educational opportunities and social justice in the Milwaukee community. The series is designed to foster conversations and serve as inspiration for students and future generations of activists in our community.
Discussion 1: Big picture lessons from efforts to improve education outcomes for students, particularly low-income Black students, in Milwaukee and nationwide. From the debate over the future of North Division High School in the 1970s until now, Dr. Fuller will offer perspectives on trying to improve both big city public school systems and schools outside those systems. What makes it so hard to get better results?
The conversations were recorded in the Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education at Marquette Law School. All four conversation videos are available on the Marquette Law School website.