Tag: teacher retention

Teachers Need Autonomy and Flexibility to Build Innovation in Classrooms

Teacher autonomy isn’t something that I see many people advocating for in conversations on equity in education. However, it’s definitely a topic that warrants more in depth conversation if we plan on reducing the numbers of teachers not just leaving classrooms but leaving the profession each year.  The teacher crisis was happening before COVID-19!  It’s important to state and restate…

Black Male Teachers Are Pushed Out of Public Schools for Standing Up Against Racist Policies Targeting Black Students.

School just ended and many families were reminded of how toxic some public schools’ culture can be for Black students. Graduation is a tradition as well as a celebration. There are many public schools, traditional and non-traditional, that set dress codes for their graduation ceremonies. Dress codes that can become barriers for students who show up to graduation outside of…