Why I Teach Panel
Posted by The Fellowship on January 22, 2018
There is a serious shortage of Black male educators in our nation’s public schools. Now, more than ever, we need to hear from you.
MODERATOR: RAYMOND ROY-PACE
School District of Philadelphia, Talent Manager
6th grade math teacher
First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School
Temple College of Education alumnus – 2017
President Emeritus, 100 Black Men
Temple College of Education alumnus
High School Senior / Aspiring teacher
Science Leadership Academy
School District of Philadelphia
DATE AND TIME
Thu, February 1, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST
Temple University – College Of Education
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
RSVP today: http://whyiteach.eventbrite.com
*THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL INTERESTED IN EDUCATION ISSUES
Right now, less than 2% of teachers nationwide are Black men. In Philadelphia, this number is only marginally better: about 4.5% of all teachers are Black men in a district with a student body that is 50.49% Black and 27% Black male. A teacher corps that better reflects society brings more opportunities for educational experiences that counter stereotypes and racism, promote cross-cultural understanding, and helps advance student achievement.
The underrepresentation of Black male educators negatively impacts all students, and society more broadly. What is becoming clear through empirical evidence is that all students—not just those of color—benefit from increased teacher diversity generally, and Black male educators specifically.
Join us for an open discussion and distinguished panel of Black male educators sharing their stories on “Why I Teach” and the importance of more teacher diversity for schools and communities.
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