Why Men of Color Like Me Are Leaving the Classroom

by Alan Chazaro
I had never taught Tatiana before. Yet, after a Latinx student meeting in Oakland, the 12th grader unexpectedly embraced me, sobbing: “You’re the first Mexican teacher I’ve seen at this school; I just wanted to say thank you.”

Translation: I’ve never seen someone like you in a position of academic importance.

Black Male Educators In St. Louis Have A Formula For Boosting Their Numbers

By Andrea Y. Henderson - St. Louis Public Radio
Darryl Diggs Jr. only had two African American male educators in his school years.

He met the first one, a physical education teacher, in grade school — and then another, a physiology teacher, in high school. At college, he only had one black male professor.

Summit for male students of color discusses the difficulties they face in going to college — and finishing

by Rafael Guerrero - The Courier-News
Education professor J. Luke Wood has spent years researching and talking about the challenges male students of color have in pursuing and attaining a college diploma — family income, social stigmas, complicated experiences in elementary and high school.

What is it like to be a male teacher in early ed?

by Jackie Mader - Hechinger Report
One early childhood educator said he wanted to be a male role model for children. Others were drawn to teaching after becoming fathers. Several said they like teaching young children because it allows them to make a difference in their communities.

MenTeach E-News - November 2019

MenTeach E-News
November 2019

1) Bowie State program looks to draw more black men to education careers
2) Black Male Educators and the Lack of Diversity in Classrooms
3) Former basketball standout is different role model now, first black man to win state's early education honor
4) A message from a black male teacher: Don't make educators like me the default disciplinarians
5) Scholarships for Minority Males in California
6) Principal loves teaching pre-schoolers, takes lead in skills upgrade with pursuit of master's
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