Wes Moore’s Priorities for Education Includes More Teachers of Color and Universal Pre-K

Democrat Wes Moore was sworn in Wednesday afternoon as Maryland’s first elected Black leader of the state’s highest office. In a recent interview, Moore spoke with WYPR about his history-making position, as well as his plans for education and Maryland schools.

Moore said knowing that he is making history as the state’s first Black governor is “humbling.”

“The history of it is not lost on me at all, particularly because I understand the history of this state,” the governor-elect said. “This is the state of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman and Thurgood Marshall.”