| equity matters | opportunity matters | black teachers matter

all children deserve

an equitable education

 
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We believe that change starts with people, not  institutions.

 

 

Mission + Vision

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we equip, mobilize and empower our community to improve racial and cultural equity in schools.

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We believe that every child deserves
an equitable education, 
one that celebrates and appreciates
children, families and teachers for who they are, 
and one that provides opportunities
for liberation, consciousness and self-love/awareness.

we envision a school system in which students of color are taught by teachers that look like, believe in, and empathize with them.


ABOVE ALL, EQUITABLE SCHOOLS ENVISIONS SCHOOLS THAT PROVIDE:

Learning | Opportunity | Education
for all.


 


The Facts

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Did you know?

Students of color are disproportionately affected by educational inequities as early as preschool.

 
 

Black students... 

are 3.6 times as likely to receive one or more out-of-school suspensions as white preschool children.

represent 19 percent of preschool enrollment, but nearly half of children receiving out-of-school suspensions

are routinely taught by teachers with minimal experience, in schools that have less access to educational resources

are referred to law enforcement (27%) and subject to school-related arrests (31% of the referred population)

are far more likely to be held back a grade (retained) than their white peers


 

Black boys...

represent 19 percent of male preschool enrollment, but make up 45% of children suspended from preschool
are more likely to be referred for special education services
are twice as likely as their white peers to be held back in elementary school
are half as likely to graduate college

 

Black girls...

represent 20 percent of female preschool enrollment, but make up 54% of student suspensions

are routinely given much harsher punishments than their white, female peers

are more likely to be retained in school

are more likely to face sexual harassment in school than their peers
 

English Language Learners

are more likely to be taught by inexperienced teachers 
are disciplined at higher rates than their white peers
are taught in schools with limited science and math offerings
are retained a grade at higher rates than their white peers

Black Teachers Matter

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We believe that in order to dismantle inequitable systems and structures that perpetuate the opportunity gap, we must do so from WITHIN.

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#BlackTeachersMatter
is an initiative that seeks to build a nationwide network of support for Black-identified educators in the profession who support one another and sustain each other in the work.

By curating a community built on empathy and support, we aim to equip and mobilize Black teachers to address systemic inequities from within, thereby creating more equitable schooling environments for students of color.

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