Tag: Philadelphia

Black Communities Everywhere Should Be Stepping Up Like This for Our Kids and Schools

Outrage: “Whites Only” Seats The Connecticut Supreme Court made a ruling in Sheff v. O’Neill that was supposed to integrate schools. Instead, it capped the number of students of color who can enroll at magnet schools, saying that 25 percent of each school’s seats must be occupied by White students. And while some of those magnet schools are holding seats…

Why Black Males Need to Answer the Call and Teach

Sharif El-Mekki is the principal of Mastery Charter School Shoemaker Campus in West Philadelphia. This post was originally posted on Education Post, in which El-Mekki shares why more Black males should accept the call to teach. Had you asked me 25 years ago—and some people did—if I’d become an educator, I would have said, “No way! Why would I work…

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