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.

Instead of Blaming Black Parents, We Should be Empowering Them!

Family engagement isn’t a best practice that enough public schools are using effectively. Teachers are conditioned, not trained, to simply move the “paperwork” for compliance. The issue is family engagement is only important because of the Title I money associated with it.  In education equity conversations, I hear a lot of educators state that parents are the problem. Quite honestly,…

Profound Gentlemen is Preparing Tomorrow’s Doctors!

David Ledbetter the third child of eight. He has made it his mission to excel throughout his academic career. David is the Co Founder of “Imagine This”, a Carolina Youth Coalition Scholars and Myers Park High School student. He attributes success to one of his favorite quotes, “Be the change you wish to see in the world!” David knew at…