Author: Jason B. Allen

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.

Harriet Didn’t Free Blacks for Our Children to Be Failed in Schools!

As EdLanta continues to focus in on National Family Engagement Month through our advocacy for better educational outcomes for Black children. Please read this op-ed, “With Public Education, We Must Stop Placing Blame and Look in the Mirror!”, written by Kamaria Finch, founder of Harriet Tubman Charter School in Atlanta, Georgia.   Our nation is ablaze with political debates surrounding education,…

A Black Parent’s Perspective on Public Schools

We’re too busy taking parent’s right to choose away that we aren’t listening to their experiences in public schools. “I believe in school choice and I also believe in traditional public education. . . that’s my choice!”, says long time Atlanta advocate, Keisha Spells. Regardless of what a parent decides, we should never be in a position to take their…

These Parents Came to Atlanta to Tell Elizabeth Warren to ‘Stand Down’, Periodt!

POSTED NOV. 22, 2019 IN SCHOOL CHOICE Gather ‘round, peeps, and let me tell y’all a true tale of hope and outrage. Once upon a time, not long ago—September of this year in Houston, Texas, to be exact—the day after an invigorating and empowering rally that gathered hundreds of parents, students and education advocates in MacGregor Park to gear up for…

While We’re Advocating, Here’s A Two Weeks Notice From Teachers!

The conversation about the Nation’s teacher shortage isn’t happening in the media like it should. However, it’s definitely happening amongst teachers! I recently had the opportunity to participate in a conversation during class with teachers across Metro Atlanta. Teachers are stressed and burnt out already. I’m finding that more veteran teachers are choosing their health over the profession and newer…

Derrill Miller Shares the Secret to Operating a Successful School.

The Metro Atlanta area is growing in school innovation with the transformation of failing schools to Charter operated, charter or theme schools. Failing schools are often a result of failed leadership and school operations. School with poor performing operations departments impact teachers and children, especially African American and Latina students.  Many parents of Black and brown children are concerned about…