Teaching is Not an Entry Level Position

Students of color and students who grow up in poverty are 3-10 times more likely to have unqualified teachers. At the same time, 45% of teacher residents are people of color and 91% of principals say that teacher residents are more effective than teachers who didn't go through those programs. Teacher residencies can help solve inequities in education by filling the teacher-of-color pipeline AND by giving students culturally-matched, highly-qualified educators in their classrooms.

Response to the Aftermath of George Floyd Killing

He is Me Institute Executive Director Statement

Going “Back” is Not Good For Schools. Let’s Go Forward with CBOs.

Why aim to go back to something that we know doesn’t work? Instead, let’s let local community centers be the solution to our schools’ most pressing safety and equity issues.

Black Men Will Teach...If You Hire Them

When Black boys grow up in the presence of father figures, they tend to fare better in school and in life, according to researchers at Harvard University and Princeton University. Yet over 70% of Black children grow up in single-mother homes. Additionally, 77% of the teaching force is female, and 80% of our nation’s teachers are White. Where does this leave our Black boys? Underrepresented, misunderstood, and underprepared.