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Black Male Teachers are Suffering in Public Schools

Today’s hot news in education is based on The Thomas B. Fordham Institute report on Student-Teacher Race Match in Charter and Traditional Public Schools . Charter schools are hiring and retaining more Black male teachers, but like Charter advocate Kenny Knight said, we’re still in crisis regarding traditional public schools! The TBFI report reflects how charter schools are progressively showing…

To Teach or Not to Teach?

The 4th Annual Community Impact Assembly challenged Black male educators to really look at why we are teachers. Our goal is not just to provide better educational outcomes for Black boys but all children! In order to increase the retention of Black male teachers, innovation and flexibility must be a standard within school districts. There has to be a balance…

American Promise Opens Our Eyes to the Struggles of Black Boys

Are Black boys victims of the American promise ? Perhaps, which is why I’m advocating for middle and high schools to show American Promise this month. American Promise opens our eyes to the struggles of Black Boys The documentary highlights their struggles and successes. It challenges us to see the importance of removing the stereotypes of Black males.   The stereotypical and…

What Cops Can Learn From Black Male Educators

Black male educators have some tactics to teach cops that would actually build positive relationships between cops and Black boys. Building relationships with Black boys begins with how we engage with them. This Isn’t the Movies A family friend took a substitute job recently in Atlanta and said it reminded him of the movie, “Boyz n the Hood.” He actually…

“We are not a Marginalized Group in America,” An Open Letter from Black Boys

Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to open the doors of opportunity to all of God’s children. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  We are not a marginalized group in America. We will no longer be marginalized in our schools or society. Marginalized means to relegate to an unimportant or powerless position…

Guns in Schools = War on Children

“Finding funds to arm teachers with guns but not resources to help prepare them to build tomorrow’s leaders is ridiculous.”  Last week we heard from the voice of fifth-grade student Ashawnti Jackson from Thomasville Heights Elementary School in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. Latisha Blackburn, M.B.A., Communications Teacher at Thomasville Heights Elementary School share her view on guns in schools and arming…