The yearly goals of the Madison Metropolitan School District in Wisconsin are not only rooted in academics, but in racial equality, as discussed at a back-to-school event this month.
Bettina Love, a College of Education associate professor who teaches in the department of educational theory and practice, was a guest speaker at the event. She highlighted the district's goal to ensure all mixed-race and African American students succeed in the classroom and also added that it is better to help directly than support from the sidelines.
"We have to live in this world together," said Love in an article by Channel 3000, a Madison news station. "It's going to be uncomfortable. You're going to have to take a risk."
The school district's goals expand beyond racial equality and aims for every school to be a place where students and parents alike can thrive and succeed in the future, whether that be in college or in their careers.
Related links: Department of Educational Theory and Practice