Hundreds convene in Philly demanding more black male educators in schools

This month in Philadelphia, a historic gathering of black male educators and allies, took place to call for a revolutionary change in public education. The lack of Black male educators in our school systems has reached significant lows, with a growing population of students of color, taught by an increasingly white female teacher workforce.

According to APMReports, ”only 2 percent of teachers in American public schools are Black men.” Research has repeatedly shown that having just one black educator, can increase a student’s chances of graduating. This need is why The Fellowship: Black Male Educators for Social Justice formed to create a pipeline of new black male educators in classrooms while supporting those already in the classroom.

Rashiid Coleman