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.

Brycial Williams, Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Says We Need More Male Educators of Color!

As we prepare for the reopening of schools, many male educators of color are taking the opportunity to use their voices to help make grave improvements to the current education system.  I’m excited to continue our conversation with male educators of color, inspired by Profound Gentlemen, continues with the Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Brycial T. Williams. He shares his views…

Opening Up Schools for Face to Face Learning is a Death Sentence to Black Students and Teachers!

“Public schools are vastly overcrowded and would be a death trap in an uncontrolled pandemic.”  This is a statement I made on our Monday podcast with featured guest, long time Civil Rights and education activist, Dr. Howard Fuller. Reopening schools after the pandemic is under control is still a major concern for fellow teachers and students who are returning to…

Cutting State Education Funding Doesn’t Help Us to Reopen Schools Safely.

It’s devastating to see our leaders so willing to put our children, teachers, staff members, and our loved ones in harm’s way during the middle of a pandemic. Numbers across the nation are soaring, impacting our seniors, our families, those on the frontlines, and now, our youth. In Georgia, many criticized our governor, including Trump, who disagreed that opening the…