Tag: AAE

Strengthening the Teacher Pipeline is a Step In the Right Direction for Equity

Education has never been something that has been valued in the United States as evidenced by our nation’s leaders continually cutting the education budget. They take away the capital needed for programming, initiatives, and resources that go towards the children, who for decades, have been poorly educated in our education system.  As teachers, the continuation of inequities and systemic issues…

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…

We Simply Cannot Go Back to School As Usual!

Although President Trump and Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos have made it very clear that they are not concerned about disenfranchised and lower income communities returning to overcrowded schools, we must care. We simply can’t ignore the impacts of COVID-19 because the weather is getting warmer or the fact that government officials in high offices aren’t taking it seriously. We…

As Black Educators, Will America Include Us?

During this past school year, I took eight minutes out of each lesson to address social justice and the realities of being Black and brown citizens in America facing an evergoing battle for diversity, equity, and inclusion. They won’t get realistic, real-life messages of struggles Black Americans have faced from the ’80s until now. Most public education systems don’t have…

We Need White Allies To Not Remain Silent in These Times!

“Please Be Brave’ — Amid Pain and Fear“, states Kira Tookes, educational advocate and sister in the movement. She shares here words in this article originally posted by the 74! even in the midst of COVID19 and the racial atrocities happening across America, Kira finds hope that ally-ship and commitment to justice can create a new reality for our students…