Tag: Teachers of Color

Georgia Public Schools Fail Black Students in the areas of Equity and Teacher Diversity.

The pandemic took down all the smoke, mirrors, and facades about how the education Black children have been receiving.  So here’s the deal. We’ve been talking about equity in public schools for Black children for far too long. The current system does not work, and we all know this.  We need a better education system. Period! Georgia teachers and students are…

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…

As Black Educators, Will America Include Us?

During this past school year, I took eight minutes out of each lesson to address social justice and the realities of being Black and brown citizens in America facing an evergoing battle for diversity, equity, and inclusion. They won’t get realistic, real-life messages of struggles Black Americans have faced from the ’80s until now. Most public education systems don’t have…

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Self Care is Needed More Than Ever for Teachers!

October 16, 2019 By Marcus Harden “You cannot heal in the same environment you got sick in.” -Unknown I’m an optimist. It’s what keeps me in education all these years. In the times I’ve wavered or thought about shifting careers to become a blackjack dealer, cruise ship concierge or professional hand model, it’s been my belief in people and individuals…

Johnathon Hines Becomes the First Black Male Teacher in Atlanta to Win Pre K Teacher of the Year

Original Post by: BecauseofThemWeCan A little sunshine to make you smile today! Johnathon Hines, an Atlanta Pre-K Teacher, just became the first African American man to win Pre-K Teacher of the Year in Georgia. Hines is a teacher at Barack H. Obama Elementary Magnet School of Technology in Atlanta, GA, the first public school in Dekalb County named for our…