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First black male to lead Virginia's largest teachers union wants to give back and inspire

By Justin Mattingly - Richmond Times-Dispatch
In 1992, as a sophomore at Arcadia High School in Accomack County, James Fedderman needed an A on the final exam in order to pass his English class.

He was the center of attention — in a good way, his English teacher, Liz Kuhns, said — and full of life, but struggled in school. He finished ninth grade with a 0.86 GPA and waited until the last minute to get serious about his classes.

'Tackling racism in society means more black teachers'

by Isaac Acquah - The Times Educational Supplement (TES)
I write this article from many perspectives – as a husband, a new father and a Christian.

But also from one that in my teaching career has been relatively rare: that of a black, male teacher.

Indeed, in my time in education, I can count the number of black, male teachers I have encountered on one hand, and that includes when I was a student myself.

New Call Me MISTER Scholarship

By The Charleston Chronicle & By Amy S. Mercer
Dennis Wright says he never planned on being a teacher. It wasn’t until he was encouraged to enroll in the South Carolina Teacher Cadet program during his senior year of high school that his “eyes were opened” to a career in education.

MenTeach E-News - May 2020

MenTeach E-News
May 2020


MenTeach: COVID-19 has changed the way we interact, especially as teachers. How are you coping with the changes? Is your center or program still open? Send us an e-mail so we can share what is happening throughout the world.

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How Male Teachers Can Empower Female Students

by Andrew Deen - The Good Men Project
Glass ceilings are still aplenty in the workplace in 2020 USA. Some speculate that some young women are so affected by a systemic gender bias that favors men in school settings that they subconsciously play into it when they get to the adult workplace. Further, many homes are also very patriarchal, and that may be all a girl is familiar with until she sets foot in a classroom.
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