Podcast: Building the Black Educator Pipeline: The Politics of Fighting for Black Students

Posted by The Center for Black Educator Development on February 13, 2024

Philadelphia City Councilmember Isaiah Thomas joins the show to discuss fighting for educational change as an elected official and the politics are improving our schools. He discusses the intersection of education and politics, emphasizing the need for increased funding and support for schools.

Thomas shares his personal journey in education, highlighting the impact of mentorship and programs like Freedom Schools. Thomas emphasizes the importance of teachers and mentors in shaping the lives of young people and calls for higher wages for educators.

He also discusses the role of the federal government in education and the need for systemic changes in how schools are funded. Thomas concludes by urging listeners to participate in elections and support candidates who prioritize education.

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