Tag: Black male educators

Declining Numbers in Public Schools Is A Gain for Businesses But a Loss For Who?

Georgia schools experienced a significant decline in enrollment during the years of educating students during the pandemic. Parents across the state are concerned about the safety of children in public schools as well as academic learning loss.  Chris Stewart, CEO of Brightbeam, frequently tweets, “How are the children?” When looking at the declining numbers of students returning back to public…

The Need for More Black Male Teachers Proves that Relationship Building Is An Valuable Asset to School Improvement.

Parent concerns are important considering that in Georgia and in Metro Atlanta districts, Black children are disproportionately placed and served in special education programs.  Especially Black boys.  After the special education department presentation during the live streamed board meeting, concerns about the guardrails arose again from stakeholders. Special education is an area where many inequities can be found.  Some of…

“Self Care” Has Become the New Educational Catch Phrase But Isn’t Moving the Needle Regarding Teacher Burnout.

Teachers used to stay in the field for 20+ years, most retiring from the profession. Coming from a family of educators, my mother retired as an ESOL teacher after 33 years. Now, it’s hard for school districts to retain teachers for the first three years.  “According to the Alliance for Excellent Education, About 500,000 (15%) of teachers in the U.S.…