The jailing of eight Black Atlanta educators is an outrage matched only by the racist tests they were forced to give and the racist conditions in which many of their students are forced to live.
By Kimberly Mayfield-Lynch and Kitty Kelly Epstein American schools need Black teachers. There is considerable documented evidence that Black students do better when they have more African-American teachers.
It’s tough and expensive to become a teacher. For most people in California it now requires five different standardized tests, a year of classes and six months of unpaid labor AFTER completion of the B.A. [...]