Continuing Coverage of Racism and Cultural Prejudice Panel

(Beaver Dam) An important community dialogue on racism and cultural prejudice was held recently at the Beaver Dam Area Community Theater. The purpose of the discussion was to raise awareness of those issues at the local level. The conversation featured an eight-person panel, including Rob Meyer. He explains that there are achievement gaps in education.

“Currently in the education systems across the country, Wisconsin, locally, our data doesn’t show that, it shows gaps,” Meyer says. “In fact, Wisconsin has the largest achievement gap in the country for students of color. It’s close to that largest gap for students with disabilities.”

Meyer is the director of teaching and learning for the Beaver Dam Unified School District. In our next story, we will be highlighting comments made by John Kreuziger, who is the Beaver Dam Chief of Police.