Tag: COVID-19

The Recruitment of Teachers in the Teacher Shortage Isn’t the Issue, So What Is?

Teacher recruitment has become a major focus of school districts, universities, and educational organizations. However, I’m old school, and I believe what my grandfather told me. He said, “what you do to get them is what you’ll have to maintain to keep them.” As local school districts deal with the growing teacher shortage, how we are recruiting teachers has become…

Georgia May Have Saved The Nation But It Sure As Hell Ain’t Saving Its Teachers!

Recently, the alarming numbers of Georgia educators passing away due to COVID-19 is not only alarming but traumatizing. In the State of Georgia’s largest and most diverse school district, Gwinnett County Public Schools, the promises of equity, empowering and protecting all students just simply aren’t being lived up too. After the deaths of numerous teachers and educators in Georgia from…

Covid Ain’t Over . . . So What’s Next?

So, I was a little sick. Sorry I missed you. But I came back to share that despite President #45 declaring victory over Covid, it ain’t going nowhere no time soon. No vaccine or cure is coming to save any of us in the near future. With that being said, what do the regular folks living on planet earth do in the…

Black Students Are Living through a Pandemic and Poverty

The racial disparities in this country are prevalent in the lives of Black students. Many Black students are living through this pandemic and poverty. As much as we continue to want to ignore systemic racism in 2020, we simply can’t.  Racial inequalities in our public education system impact Black students’ ability to survive outside of school. From the early 1900s…

Georgia Parents & Teachers Urge Governor Kemp to Provide Resources to Families!

Dear Governor Kemp; I’m reaching out as a long time Georgia educator with an urgent request for help.  The COVID-19 pandemic has forced our children out of the classroom and many families are struggling to get essential educational support in this emergency.  Parents in our great state need help.  They need basic essentials during this pandemic. Take action here for…

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…