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A Roundup of #BlackMaleEducators

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#BlackMaleEducators Better Conversation David Johns Ikhlas Saleem Robert Croston Sharif El-Mekki

A Roundup of #BlackMaleEducators

A Roundup of #BlackMaleEducators

Last night Education Post hosted a Twitter chat on the topic of #BlackMaleEducators.

Currently, Black males represent only 2% of the teaching force. Only 2%! That’s a problem. And as one of our featured participants, Chicago Public Schools Principal Robert Croston, says, “The need for more Black male teachers is not just a Black student’s need; it is an American student’s need.”

In just one hour we managed to solve the problem. Okay, maybe not. But in that hour we did collect stories, experiences and models for how to address the need for more #BlackMaleEducators and how we can attract more Black males to answer the call and teach.

Here’s some highlights from the chat:

We started the conversation by asking for stories of #BlackMaleEducators who have inspired us.

And then there’s the reality that some go through school without ever having a Black male teacher:

Still don’t know why we need more #BlackMaleEducators? Here’s some reasons why:

Okay, so there’s clearly a need but how do we attract more Black males?

Amen to that!

Who’s doing the work, though?

And then sometimes you’re just out there by yourself in need of a lifeline:

We ended asking, “How do we BEST leverage the voices of #BlackMaleEducators?”

Missed the Twitter chat? It’s never too late to add to the conversation using #BlackMaleEducators.

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