I was watching episode 6 of the Wire where Michael B Jordan’s character, Wallace, was living in an abandoned home with about 5 other school-aged children. These children were elementary school-aged and reporting to school regularly, while Wallace sold drugs. This obviously was a troubling sight. To make it worse, I was sick with Covid while watching this. So, while I was already feeling like crap, this made me feel worse. Why?
In our latest vlog, we discuss Finishing the School Year Strong: Tips for Vendors Supporting Schools.
March 13, 2020 is a date indelibly imprinted on the minds of educators across the country. Most were hearing and reading news stories about the increased transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Administrators were receiving by-the-minute reports regarding pending school closures and knew, firsthand, the immediate impact it would have on students.
There is a clear lack of black representation in school personnel. According to a 2016 Department of Education report, in 2011-12, only 10 percent of public school principals were black, compared to 80 percent white. Eighty-two percent of public school educators are white, compared to 18 percent teachers of color. In addition, black male teachers only constitute two percent of the teaching workforce. See our response below.