Dr. Howard Fuller has a decades-long career promoting school choice. He is a distinguished professor and founder/director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning at Marquette University, which supports exemplary education options that transform learning for children and empower families to choose the best school possible, especially those of low income.
Parents and students packed our Inglewood site recently to hear Dr. Fuller speak about his path in education and his passion for school reform. He engaged with the whole group and then a smaller group of interested students joined him for a round table discussion. “It was great to see our young minds ask him such deep questions,” said Norma Vijeila, principal. “Students asked him about his why he does the work he does in school reform; if he had ever been discriminated and if he had a relationship with his father – since many African American children grow up without a father. Dr. Fuller was able to reach the hearts and minds of our students by offering great advice and telling them about his challenges. He was truly inspiring to all of us.”