Tag: Black boys

There Are Just Some Things in Black History That Shouldn’t Be Repeated; But Unfortunately It’s Happening.

Over 60 years ago, Black children in Little Rock Central High made a mark in history by integrating the school. However, In 2020 Black boys in public schools from Little Rock and all across America still aren’t getting an equitable education. I am sure that having many public schools failing Black boys isn’t why brave youth in the 1960s and…

BOOK Challenges Us to Provide Better Educational Outcomes for Black Boys by Bringing More Black Male Teachers into Early Learning Classrooms

Johnathon Hines was previously featured in a blog I wrote for EdLanta in October. We celebrated his accomplishments for becoming the first Black male Pre kindergarten teacher awarded Teacher of Year.  So what’s next? The question I posed to Greg Clay,  one of the leaders for the Men of Book, a subgroup of the organization BOOK, Inc. BOOK is an…

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…