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Black male teachers are vital

By Terrence Martin - Michigan Chronicle
African-American boys make up a significant percentage of Detroit Public Schools Community District’s student enrollment but large numbers of them aren’t taught by black men.

Does that fact deny them the opportunity to be academically successful?

Not necessarily but a recent study suggests that when black men teach black boys the student has a greater opportunity to be successful.

Letter: My time as a male educator

by Warren Thomas - Daily Republic Letters to the Editor
To the Editor:

Recently, The Daily Republic listed Bobby Reindl as one of two current Longfellow male elementary teachers. The pie graph showed that there are four other lower-level men in the district.

Males breaking into the female elementary instructors' domain has been going on in Mitchell for quite some time — 67 years in fact. I was the unknowing pioneer the summer of 1950 when Superintendent Lloyd Uecker hired me to teacher Longfellow sixth grade. I can remember most of those 28 students.

There’s a Stigma Around Men Teaching Young Kids. Here’s How We Change It

By Aaron Loewenberg - Slate.com
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect as I dressed in khaki pants and a polo shirt and prepared to attend my first day of orientation as a pre-K teacher of 3- and 4-year-olds. I walked through the school doors for the first time, taken aback by the miniature size of the furniture I saw as I peeked into an empty classroom. I wasn’t the only one in for a surprise.

Student Looking for a Speaker to Visit His Student Club

Hello, My name is Justin Buntemeyer.

I'm currently attending Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, WA. I'm pursuing a masters degree in education with a goal of being an elementary school teacher one day.

Wayne State University's Morris Hood Scholars Program making inroads

by Carolyn Clifford - WXYZ
By 2024 students of color are expected to make up 56 percent of the student population but when you look in front of the classroom the majority - 82 percent - of the teachers and principals are white.

However, a program at Wayne State University is on a mission to change that picture.

No matter who you talk to the conclusion is the same, diversity in the classroom is a benefit to all students, especially when it comes to crushing negative stereotypes.
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