Black Teachers Needed Now More than Ever

By Vivett Dukes & Tanesha Peeples

#SafeSpaceConvos is a Twitter chat led and hosted by teacher and social justice advocate Vivett Dukes as part of the Caring Classroom movement. All are welcome to join the chat on alternating Mondays at 8:30pm ET. By giving space to honest conversation and dialogue, we can all come together to learn, grow, and co-construct solutions to pressing problems for students.

This #SafeSpaceConvos chat was co-hosted by Tanesha Peeples. Tanesha is the Deputy Director of Outreach for Education Post where she blogs about hope and outrage. Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, she has used her education, passion and experience to engage with a number of nonprofit, political and independent ventures in her career, advancing her mission to educate and empower marginalized populations.


Chat Highlights

Q1: Has the traditional public school system failed Black students? Black teachers? Why or why not?


Q2: What systemic practices and policies contribute to the inequities in education that impact learning and academic achievement for Black students?


Q3: How have Black people perpetuated these systemic practices and policies? Why?


Q4: Who is primarily responsible for advocating for Black students?


Q5: What can be done to improve the quality of education for Black students?


Be bold. Be authentic. Join #SafeSpaceConvos.

You’re invited to join the next chat on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 8:30pm ET.  You can also read through these archived chats for insights and resources from your peers.