Photo by Feliphe Schiarolli on Unsplash. In less than two months, Dr. Matthew Gutierrez was slated to become the new superintendent of Madison’s public schools. But late last night, the Madison school board announced Gutierrez would not be working in the position come June. He is instead staying in Seguin, Texas, where he […]
Matthew Gutiérrez is currently the superintendent of the Seguin Independent School District near San Antonio, Texas. Later this year, Gutiérrez will become the next superintendent of the Madison Metropolitan School District. The school board unanimously chose him to lead the district last month, but a group of leaders in Madison’s black community have expressed concerns […]
Savion Castro was appointed to the Madison Metro School District Seat 2 last year. Now, Castro is running for the remainder of the term in a special election this spring. Speaking with WORT producer Shaun Soman earlier this week, Castro shared his current work helping students in the district, and some of his priorities for […]
The firing (and later reinstatement) of security guard Marlon Anderson by Madison Metropolitan School District for repeating a racial slur in an educational moment with a student has ignited a national conversation about race, racism, language, history, and context. Today on the podcast, guest host Harry Hawkins facilitates a timely round table about the n-word, […]
What motivates people to get involved politically? Today on the show, we learn about the behind-the-scenes reality of campaigning from Savion Castro, a Madison-based community organizer who campaigned for Barack Obama in 2012 and is currently a legislative aide for State Representative Shelia Stubbs.
UW Madison could lose federal funding if it violates a new executive order from President Donald Trump. Trump has expressed concern about free speech on college campuses after several high profile conservative speakers were shouted down by protesters in recent years. He signed the executive order at the White House accompanied by university students from […]