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Mon, Jul 14, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

Meet Oakland's New Schools Chief


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Courtesy Oakland Unified School District
Antwan Wilson talks with students.
Courtesy Oakland Unified School District
Antwan Wilson talks with students.

On July 1, Antwan Wilson took over as superintendent of Oakland's public schools. Wilson was previously an assistant superintendent in Denver, where he was credited with raising the graduation rate of a high school struggling with gang violence. Raised by a single teen mother in Kansas, Wilson says poverty should not be seen as a reason to have "soft expectations" of students. Superintendent Wilson joins us to answer questions about Oakland schools, the achievement gap and the state's new system for funding K-12 education.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Antwan Wilson, superintendent of the Oakland Unified School District

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