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.

Black Men Play a Role in Empowering Our Girls Too!

“The World Awaits You!” is my message to the girls at Ivy Prep Academy this month. Showing our girls we Love them begins with empowering them to achieve their dreams! It’s important for our young, black and brown girls to see Black men empowering them to be successful.  Dear Ivy Scholars, Standing up for what is right isn’t always easy. We…

Blackface Is An Ugly Truth of Black History

Regardless of what MAGA is saying, it’s widely acknowledged that the use of blackface is unacceptable. The truth is, blackface is racist and deplorable. Our students need to see this for what it is. Blackface is an ugly truth of Black History; we cannot ignore this. Childish Gambino recently referenced blackface in his work, Blackface is not simply face painting! Social…

There’s More Than One Way to Educate Children!

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…

School Choice Gives Black Boys A Space to Create!

Black panther did more than just inspire Black boys to become great heroes. It inspired them to create! However, there are so many Black parents struggling to find schools that provide their sons this space. School Choice Gives Black Boys A Space to Create! Miles Mallory is the son of two educators and school choice leaders, Rodney and Katrina Mallory. His…

Strong Governance Sustains Charter Schools

Ask any charter school board leader, governing a school district is not easy work!  Leading the Board for Ivy Preparatory Academy in Atlanta, Georgia has opened my eyes to the urgency of accountability in schools. It takes planning to ensure that children receive the best education possible. There are a lot of major decisions that require a lot of time and…