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Black man named Texas Teacher of the Year for first time: 'I'm not the first to deserve it'

By Cameron Jenkins - The Hill
An elementary teacher is the first Black man to be named Texas Teacher of the Year.

"I'm the first to win it, but I'm not the first to deserve it," Eric Hale told The Washington Post on Wednesday.

Eric Hale teaches first grade and kindergarten at David G. Burnet Elementary School in Dallas and was named the 2021 Texas Teacher of the Year in a virtual Zoom ceremony in September.

MenTeach E-News - October 2020

MenTeach E-News
October 2020


1) Men in Female-Dominated Professions Do More Housework
2) Justice For All: Lack of Black Male Educators in Florida Area Schools
3) Legislation Introduced Addressing Teacher Diversity in NJ Schools
4) Atlanta Man Becomes One of Georgia's First Black Male Teachers of the Year
5) Editorial: Getting back to the first grade
6) Male Teachers Weigh in on Teaching During Coronavirus Pandemic in California

Men in Female-Dominated Professions Do More Housework

by Vickie Elmer and Quartz - The Atlantic
If you want a husband who shares housework more equitably, marry a nurse, a teacher or hair stylist--or someone who's in a female-focused career.

Men in predominantly female jobs will perform 25 percent more household chores than a partner who works in a male-dominated profession like an electrician or engineer, a study (PDF) of heterosexual couples from a Notre Dame professor shows.

Editorial: A Man in Hawai'i Working during the pandemic

I work at The Early School on the island of Oahu in Hawaii as a toddler teacher in the Young Children's Program. When we moved into the Spring Break of 2020 I was very concerned about the Corona virus. So was everyone else in Hawaii. It was the weirdest start to a Spring Break I have ever experienced. I closed that last Friday.