(A)broad in Education

Bonus Episode: (Dis)Covering Routes: An Inside Look into the Exodus of Some US Black Teachers

April 26, 2021 Tiffany Lachelle Smith Season 3 Episode 55
(A)broad in Education
Bonus Episode: (Dis)Covering Routes: An Inside Look into the Exodus of Some US Black Teachers
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(A)broad in Education
Bonus Episode: (Dis)Covering Routes: An Inside Look into the Exodus of Some US Black Teachers
Apr 26, 2021 Season 3 Episode 55
Tiffany Lachelle Smith

How did there come to be so few African American educators in the US PK-12 system? In 1950, half of all Black professionals in the United States (US) were teachers, compared to less than a quarter of white professionals (Cole, 1986). Yet, according to the National Center of Educational Statistics, of the 3.8 million teachers in the US teaching profession during the 2017/18 school year, African American teachers only represented 250,000. African American teachers are entering the education system, but factors contributing to why we leave are at the center of many educational scholars' research agendas.   

In partnership with the Community of Scholars Program (COSP) at the University of Minnesota, in this episode, listen as Tiffany Lachelle takes you through her attrition story. She reveals details about her decision, and the decision of some other African American teachers in the United Arab Emirates, to leave the US  PK-12 profession for teaching opportunities abroad. The full transcript of this episode can be found on SPARK.

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(A)Broad in Education is produced by Tiffany Lachelle Smith, Editing by Layne Bower, Music by Reallionaire Jream. You can access Lady Justice on his Post Cards Album on Sound Cloud. Music by Pixabay and Epedimic Sound

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Show Notes

How did there come to be so few African American educators in the US PK-12 system? In 1950, half of all Black professionals in the United States (US) were teachers, compared to less than a quarter of white professionals (Cole, 1986). Yet, according to the National Center of Educational Statistics, of the 3.8 million teachers in the US teaching profession during the 2017/18 school year, African American teachers only represented 250,000. African American teachers are entering the education system, but factors contributing to why we leave are at the center of many educational scholars' research agendas.   

In partnership with the Community of Scholars Program (COSP) at the University of Minnesota, in this episode, listen as Tiffany Lachelle takes you through her attrition story. She reveals details about her decision, and the decision of some other African American teachers in the United Arab Emirates, to leave the US  PK-12 profession for teaching opportunities abroad. The full transcript of this episode can be found on SPARK.

Want to Contribute to (A)Broad in Education? Here's how:

1. Share the episode: If there is someone who comes to mind while listening, share it with them. It literally takes a click to send it and it’s off. Listenership helps with sponsorship and with sponsorship, we all win! 

2. Subscribe: Subscribe to the podcast and subscribe to the newsletter.

3. Leave a Review: You can leave a review right on your podcast app or go over to Twitter or Instagram and tell me what you think. What’s on your mind?

4.  Leave a tip: Think of a tip as a virtual “round of applause.” This way, in the near future, we can hire a team and pay these folks to conspire our ideas into fruition! 
CashApp: $tifsmith15
Venmo: @Tiffany-Smith-134
Paypal: @tiffanysmith0315

(A)Broad in Education is produced by Tiffany Lachelle Smith, Editing by Layne Bower, Music by Reallionaire Jream. You can access Lady Justice on his Post Cards Album on Sound Cloud. Music by Pixabay and Epedimic Sound

Want to continue this conversation with other EDpats? Join us in the EDpat Lounge!