• White Instagram Icon

© Copyright 2017 by Carol Weaver Proudly created with Wix.com

Contact Us

Address

Seba Enrichment Academy Site Location

St. Paul's Baptist Church

1 Hagerty Blvd,

West Chester, Pa. 19380

Rev. Wayne E. Croft Sr., Pastor

I Finally Had a Black Teacher. Here’s Why It Mattered.

April 8, 2019

 

 

As a tenth-grade student, Kayla shared about her desire to have a teacher who looks like her. “I’ve never had a brown skin teacher—I’ve never even seen a brown skin teacher—and I really hope to have one before I graduate,” she wrote. “I think it would make a big difference. I feel like I’m always pressuring myself and trying to please my teachers just to help them feel better about having a smart Black girl in their class—I hate it.”

Many students of color go through their entire K-12 careers without having a teacher of their same race, despite a growing body of research showing the benefits they and all students get from greater teacher diversity. But Kayla, who’s now a few months from graduating high school, finally did have a Black teacher this year. I sat down with her at the Mighty Writers West Philadelphia location to talk about that experience and what it meant to her.

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

Featured Posts

Your homework questions answered

March 17, 2016

1/1
Please reload

Recent Posts

February 11, 2018

August 17, 2017

Please reload