Here’s the deal, I support Roland Martin and his stance on school choice.
There’s more than one way to educate children!
As a public school teacher, we need more innovation in our traditional public schools.
Recently I featured the voice of one of my Black male students who addresses students concerns about school being boring.
Our children are even saying we must have more than one way to educate them!
School choice provides options for parents to find the right school program for their child.
It’s amazing to me how we create so many barriers to educate children.
Roland speaks on the limitations we place on public education.
For far too long, we have operated as if public education can only be delivered one way. I categorically reject that idea because there is nothing in our society that is delivered one way. Packages, health care, college education, air travel, rental car companies; we have choice.
There’s More Than One Way to Educate Children; School Choice Is It!
In what would say is a revival for public education, Roland is taking his advocacy on the road traveling to various cities with this message.
The 74 is working with the multimedia journalist on a school choice event series that launched in Indianapolis in Dec 2018.
This event series entitled, “Is School Choice the Black Choice” will take us to African-American communities in 10 cities across the country.
Stakeholders will gather to discuss high-quality school options for black families over the next two years.
Atlanta is next in line to host the discussion.
Stakeholders will join us on Friday, February 22, 2019, 6:00 p.m. at Morehouse College-Ray Charles Performing Arts Center.
As one of the featured panelist, I’m excited about the direction the State of Georgia is heading in with school choice.
Roland S. Martin is the host and managing editor of #RolandMartinUnfiltered, the first daily online show in history focused on news and analysis of politics, entertainment, sports, and culture from an explicitly African-American perspective.
Jason has worked in education for over 15 years as a teacher, blogger and community advocate. He speaks and writes primarily about the need to improve education for Black boys, particularly increasing the number of Black male educators in schools. In addition to blogging here at EdLanta, Jason is also a featured writer at Education Post.