History: The Teacher Corps (1966)

[MenTeach: In a recent article in March 2020 “[Warren] Farrell has also recommended to the White House a Male Teacher Corps — giving scholarships to men to become elementary school teachers in exchange for serving at least two years as one. He found that children most in jeopardy go from mom-only homes to female teachers […]

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Why Men of Color Like Me Are Leaving the Classroom

I had never taught Tatiana before. Yet, after a Latinx student meeting in Oakland, the 12th grader unexpectedly embraced me, sobbing: “You’re the first Mexican teacher I’ve seen at this school; I just wanted to say thank you.” Translation: I’ve never seen someone like you in a position of academic importance. I understood Tatiana. In […]

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Summit for male students of color discusses the difficulties they face in going to college — and finishing

Education professor J. Luke Wood has spent years researching and talking about the challenges male students of color have in pursuing and attaining a college diploma — family income, social stigmas, complicated experiences in elementary and high school. On Wednesday, he shared what he’s learned with about 80 students from 10 area community colleges gathered […]

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What is it like to be a male teacher in early ed?

One early childhood educator said he wanted to be a male role model for children. Others were drawn to teaching after becoming fathers. Several said they like teaching young children because it allows them to make a difference in their communities. These are just a few of the responses researchers received from a survey of […]

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