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Gender and Power in the American Classroom

By Eboo Patel - Inside Higher Ed
I am a diversity progressive who generally thinks that men have too much power. Because that is my worldview and because I am human, I am given to confirmation bias. In other words, I will look for cases that confirm my worldview – stories of men with too much power. But confirming your worldview is the opposite of what intellectuals ought to be doing.

Alma Spikes Elementary in Pocahontas now has their first male elementary school teacher on staff

by Melanie Bednar - wmcactionnews5.com
Jacob Pipkin is not only the school's first male teacher, he is also serving as a mobile teacher this year.

Now the school stresses, that Pipkin is the first male teacher at Alma Spikes (K-2). There have been other male teachers when the school was part of MD Williams, with 3rd and 4th grade, but never have they had a male teacher since Alma Spikes opened as a K-2 school.

Pipkin teaches art and now rolls through the hallways with his cart, filled with everything from markers to hand sanitizer.

MenTeach E-News - September 2018

MenTeach E-News
September 2018

1) Scholarships for Minority Males in California
2) How Many Black Male Teachers Did You Have Growing Up?
3) Why more men should work in childcare in Australia
4) Teach for Armenia: Emerging Europe's Young Empowerment Initiative of the Year
5) John Engel: Babysitter training: Where are the boys?
6) England: So you want to get more men into primary teaching?
7) First male special education teacher at Qatar Foundation's Renad Academy

Chinese Public schools face shortage of male teachers due to chronically low pay

by Gu Liping - Global Times
As the new school semester begins in September, more and more Chinese primary and middle schools, as well as parents of students, are realizing that urban schools are increasingly facing a shortage of male teachers, and rural schools are facing an overall teacher shortage.