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​Education, Discipline and African American Students

Education, Discipline and African American Students “What if educators truly loved Black children and promoted and promoted pedagogical practices that challenged the social justification of poverty, sexism, classism, exploitation, and racism.” Dr. S. R. B. Reid Impeding Academic...

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​The History of The African American Educator: The Advocate

"Now more than ever our school children need role models and advocates in the school where they spend a large part of their daily lives. We must encourage more academically able Black students to consider teaching as a career...the loss of Black teachers is a threat to all children, white and...

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The Brown v. Board of Education Case and The Loss of African American Educators as Role Models

On May 17, 1954, at 12:52 p.m., the United States Supreme Court rendered its momentous decision in the case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas (1954). The fundamental public policy that the court unanimously ruled upon is straightforward: segregated schools (established and...

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Relationships, Expectations, Culture and African American Student Success

Relationships are vital and just getting to know people of color, increases a teachers' ability to work sensitively with children of color in the classroom. One of the most frequent complaints from students, especially African American students, is that some teachers, most noticeably White, do...

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Experiments In Urban Educational Environments

As educators across America worked to improve educational opportunities and results for Black students, the Urban Charter School emerged. In numerous communities throughout the United States, these tuition-free, urban public schools appeared due to demand. While Black student achievement made...

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Educational Structural Changes and the Loss of Black Teachers

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” President Barack Obama Prior to the Brown ruling Black schools were represented as proud institutions that provided black communities with...

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​Historical View of Educational Structures for African Americans

“It is the trained, living human soul, cultivated and strengthened by long study and thought, that breathes the real breath of life into boys and girls and makes them human, whether they be black or white, Greek, Russian or American.” W. E. B. Du Bois African Americans embraced education as a...

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A Historical View of the African American Educator

“Real education means to inspire people to live more abundantly, to learn to begin with life as they find it and make it better.” Carter G. Woodson, The Mis-Education of the Negro Effective educators are most successful when they understand the specific needs of the children they serve. There...

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An African American Overview of Education

Throughout history African Americans have viewed education as an essential to the quest for equality. Education has been linked to notions of equality and “uplift” by both blacks and whites for almost two centuries. The notion of uplift, and the necessity of education to achieve this goal, was...

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