Marcus Foster

An Associate Professor of Education at Ursinus College, John P. Spencer, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Spencer’s new book, which traces the life and work of educator Marcus Foster, who became the first Black superintendent of a large school district in the United States in 1970.

In the Crossfire: Marcus Foster and the Troubled History of American School Reform is available now from University of Pennsylvania Press.

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Last updated April 4, 2022