Episode 33: No Country For Black Men (feat. Dr. Kimberly Underwood & Dr. Eddie Moore Jr.)

In this episode, we speak with Dr. Kimberly Underwood and Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. about the lack of black male educators in American classrooms. You’ll learn about the historical and systemic causes for the lack of black male educators, the negative impact it has on students of color, and the steps that are being taken to improve the situation. [spp-player url=http://traffic.libsyn.com/voices4ed/33_-_Education_Post_-_No_Country_For_Black_Men.mp3] [spp-tweet tweet="“Future teachers, doctors, lawyers: they have to develop in a diversified environment and teaching is that profession that best helps them do that.” – Dr. Kimberly Underwood"]

Episode Details:

  • Why we need more black male educators
  • How teacher preparation programs are failing to prepare teachers for student diversity
  • Why there are so few black male educators
  • How to care for black teachers burdened with the responsibility of coaching and disciplining students of color

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