Hmmm I wonder why that is? Is it that many black males are unable to pay for their college tuitions and certification fees? Is it that the salary of a teacher is not competitive enough for a father, husband..hell as a single man to live on? Seriously, the issues that CAUSE the limited numbers is what needs to be evaluated before declaring it a national epidemic!
Unfortunately that’s how most things work. It is reactive rather than proactive. Given the information provided in this article and the several studies that have been conducted, what strides have been made by local and state agencies to improve the status quo? The better question is, DO THEY REALLY WANT TO CHANGE IT? If young black men and women see strong black male teachers at the heads of their classrooms, because they surely aren’t seeing them consistently at home- what positive impact would that have on black children? The systematic erosion of the black community is very real and new evidences keep emerging. Sadly, many in the black community have tuned out on the social justice issues and tuned into the socioeconomic impacts of one’s own sustainability.