RAPSA is excited to announce that Dr. Howard Fuller will provide the Keynote address at the 2017 Alternative Accountability Policy Forum. Fuller is nationally known for his unending support for fundamental educational reform. Dr. Howard Fuller’s career includes many years in both public service positions and the field of education. Dr. Fuller is a Distinguished Professor of Education, and Founder/Director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The mission of the Institute is to support exemplary education options that transform learning for children, while empowering low-income families to choose the best options for their children.
Fuller’s most recent book, “No Struggle No Progress” is based on the truth he found in the words of African-American statesman and abolitionist Frederick Douglass: 'Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will.' An Education Week review of Fuller’s recent book concludes, “Howard has always worried a helluva lot more about fighting for his principles than about placating his friends.”
Dr. Fuller is recognized for his work as a civil rights activist, education reform advocate, as well as a respected academic. He was a community organizer in Durham, North Carolina and co-founder of the Malcolm X Liberation University in 1969. He served as the superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools from 1991-1995. In addition to his current leadership at Marquette University, Dr. Fuller is the Chair Emeritus of the Board of The Black Alliance for Educational Options and Milwaukee Collegiate Academy. He also serves on the Board of Milwaukee Region Board of Teach for America, Milwaukee Charter School Advocates; is a member of the Board of Trustees of his Alma Mater, Carroll University; and is an Advisory Board member of the Big Picture Company and the National Association for Charter School Authorizers.
Dr. Fuller received his B.S. degree in Sociology from Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin, in 1962; M.S.A. degree in Social Administration from Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1964, and his Ph.D. in Sociological Foundations of Education from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1986.
The RAPSA Board is proud to offer you a chance to hear from Dr. Fuller about the importance of your work in the struggle for education equity.