“Education is the great equalizer,” says outgoing Wisconsin State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor. “Education is a civil right.”
Today, Carolyn Stanford Taylor joins Wednesday host Ali Muldrow on the show to reflect on her forty-one-year career in education and specifically her time spent as the Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction from 2019 to 2021.
She discusses her experience growing up in Mississippi during the civil rights era and school integration, reflects on the challenges and successes of her tenure as superintendent, and talks about what’s next for her and for public education in Wisconsin.
“We’ve come so far, but we have miles to go.”
Carolyn Stanford Taylor was named Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction in January of 2019. Previously, she served as Assistant State Superintendent for the Division for Learning Support for seventeen years. She is the first African American state superintendent in Wisconsin history.