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.
Antwan Wilson, superintendent of the Oakland Unified School District