Academics

Fuller to discuss the history of education since Brown vs. Board of Education at Wisconsin Lutheran College

March 27, 2007

MILWAUKEE - Dr. Howard Fuller will speak about the history of American education since Brown vs. Board of Education Tuesday, April 17, at 3:30 p.m. in the Schwan Concert Hall at Wisconsin Lutheran College. The presentation is free and open to the public.

As a former superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools, Fuller was embroiled in both public education and politics. He is currently a distinguished Dr. Howard Fuller professor of education and founder/director of the Institute of the Transformation of Learning at Marquette University. Fuller has been a part of public administration in the state since 1979, serving in the Wisconsin Department of Employment Relations and the Milwaukee Department of Health and Human Services.

Fuller was recently highlighted in the January issue of "Milwaukee Magazine" because President George W. Bush had offered him the position of U.S. Secretary of Education not once, but twice. Fuller declined both invitations in part because Bush had abandoned his school choice platform for the No Child Left Behind law, a law which Fuller saw as flawed.

"Dr. Fuller has been a powerful advocate for the choice movement and urban education in Milwaukee," says Dr. Peter Fraser, professor of English and advisor to the college's International Diversity Club. "He is a prominent figure in an educational movement that could have a profound impact on education in America."

The Schwan Concert Hall is located in the college's Center for Arts and Performance at 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave. For more information regarding this event, contact Erin Kogler in the college's public affairs department at (414) 443-8944.