Monday, October 14, 2019

21 REASONS WHY BLACK MEN SHOULD CONSIDER TEACHING - Philly's 7th Ward

21 REASONS WHY BLACK MEN SHOULD CONSIDER TEACHING - Philly's 7th Ward

21 REASONS WHY BLACK MEN SHOULD CONSIDER TEACHING

Over the years, I have written ten books and about fifty articles and blog posts for educators. This is by far the shortest, but probably the most important piece that I have ever written.
Black men comprise between 1.2 to 1.3% of the total teaching force across North America! I will consider this to be a national emergency for Black children in general; Black boys in particular.
With almost 70% of Black children growing up without their fathers in their homes (and frequently out of their lives) and then going to school and in most cases having never been exposed to a Black male teacher or administrator, the question becomes, where is the Black man who is “holding his hand” and walking him through the process (and maze) of becoming a man?
The unfortunate reality is that far too many Black boys are deprived of the experience of a strong, positive Black man in their lives to help them navigate their journey and the consequences to this reality are all around us.
Resultantly, these 21 REASONS WHY BLACK MEN SHOULD CONSIDER TEACHING AS A CAREER OPTION serve as my clarion call to Black men that there are a plethora of Black children in general and Black boys in CONTINUE READING: 21 REASONS WHY BLACK MEN SHOULD CONSIDER TEACHING - Philly's 7th Ward

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