Representation Matters: Black Male Educators Model a Bright Future

GRAND RAPIDS — Inside a classroom is the place where many begin to dream up and work toward their future. As our Path Forward initiative begins, we looked at the spaces— and people— integral to helping so many young people begin their journeys; finding leadership in the school and the classroom matters.

Only 1.3% of educators are Black men. That’s a nationwide number from the National Teacher and Principal Survey of 2023. Recruiting more Black men into education and keeping them in those jobs is what the Black Male Educators Alliance is working to do in Michigan.

Click Here to read the article from Fox 17 West Michigan by Tessa DiTirro.

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