Tag: black teachers

“We are not a Marginalized Group in America,” An Open Letter from Black Boys

Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to open the doors of opportunity to all of God’s children. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  We are not a marginalized group in America. We will no longer be marginalized in our schools or society. Marginalized means to relegate to an unimportant or powerless position…

Guns in Schools = War on Children

“Finding funds to arm teachers with guns but not resources to help prepare them to build tomorrow’s leaders is ridiculous.”  Last week we heard from the voice of fifth-grade student Ashawnti Jackson from Thomasville Heights Elementary School in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. Latisha Blackburn, M.B.A., Communications Teacher at Thomasville Heights Elementary School share her view on guns in schools and arming…

American Promise: Race and Education

American Promise , the documentary/film which focuses in on the journey of two Black males from middle class families attending private schools, was released in 2014. It highlights their struggles and successes. I feel that the film is informative yet challenging. It challenges us to see the importance of removing the stereotypes of Black males.  The young boys portrayed in a stereotypical…

A Teacher’s View on Successful Ways to Turn Around Student Success

“Improve Lives. One Life at a Time.” – Corey Griffith   This post features Atlanta Educator, Corey Griffith fifth grade teacher at Woodson Park Academy located on the west side of Atlanta, GA. Corey specializes in the utilization of culturally responsive strategies, which promote academic achievement and success for all students. His sole mission is to, “Improve Lives. One Life at a Time.”  …

Extra Curricular Activities Lead Students to Success

“When I was a teenager, I began to settle into school because I discovered the extra curricular activities that interested to me; theatre and music.” – Morgan Freeman  Eric Stirgus recently wrote an article focusing on the effects on extra curricular programs on student performance. As a product of Atlanta Public Schools and former teacher, I know first hand the importance of…