February, 2020

Black Male Educators In St. Louis Have A Formula For Boosting Their Numbers

By Andrea Y. Henderson - St. Louis Public Radio
Darryl Diggs Jr. only had two African American male educators in his school years.

He met the first one, a physical education teacher, in grade school — and then another, a physiology teacher, in high school. At college, he only had one black male professor.

Why Men of Color Like Me Are Leaving the Classroom

by Alan Chazaro
I had never taught Tatiana before. Yet, after a Latinx student meeting in Oakland, the 12th grader unexpectedly embraced me, sobbing: “You’re the first Mexican teacher I’ve seen at this school; I just wanted to say thank you.”

Translation: I’ve never seen someone like you in a position of academic importance.