A role model who looked like them. Corinne Bridgewater, who taught in a New Orleans charter school during the school year, left partly because she felt isolated as one of only three black teachers at her school, which rigidly enforced countless rules. At The Hechinger Report, we publish thoughtful letters from readers that contribute to the ongoing discussion about the education topics we cover. According to Johns Hopkins: Pamela Lewis is a writer, teacher and activist in New York City.
Pamela Lewis is a writer, teacher and activist in New York City.
It’s a school, not a plantation: Five ways to end black teachers’ disengagement in the classroom
Co-taught classrooms are the new wave, and it seems that schools across the nation feel as though two teachers in the room will always be more effective than one. I also think about the teachers who replaced me. In this story Race and Equity K Opinion. Non-black teachers were 5 percent more likely to predict their black male students wouldn't graduate high school than their black female students. It strives to help combat the isolation that current and alumni minority teachers like Bridgewater sometimes feel — an isolation that can drive them out of the classroom.