Arizona Alliance of Black
Educators and Activism: How to Actively Engage in Social Media and the Political Process
This workshop will focus on how to actively engage in politics and current events as a full-time educator. Emphasis will be placed on how to create alerts and other social media shortcuts to mitigate the noise and quantity of popular media. Discussion will also include ways to become politically active within your community and ways to engage parents and other stakeholders in the process.
Stuart Rhoden, Ph.D. is originally from Chicago, IL. Dr. Rhoden is currently a member of the Faculty at Arizona State University where he teaches sociology of education with an emphasis on policy, culture, diversity and philosophy. He has worked in Washington D.C. and Chicago on education policy and advocacy, and taught high school in Chicago and Los Angeles for a number of years.
"Closing achievement gaps is a critical issue. The performance of Blacks is systematically different from that of other racial and ethnic groups. Decreasing gaps in student achievement means that we must increase the learning gains of Blacks."
- National Education Association
"The gap between teachers and students of color continues to grow. Over the past three years, the demographic divide between teachers and students of color has increased by 3 percentage points, and today, students of color make up almost half of the public school population. But teachers of color are just 18 percent of the teaching profession."
- Center for American Progress
"African-American students, particularly males, are far more likely to be suspended or expelled from school than their peers. Black students make up 18% of the students in the CRDC sample, but 35% of the students suspended once, and 39% of the students expelled."
- U.S. Department of Education
AzABSE pledges to continue serving as educational advocates for children who have been poorly served in the past. We further pledge to ensure that African-American and all other diverse students are effectively educated in the present and are accorded priorities for the future. We pledge to lead the way through the creation of a concrete model that demonstrates the goals of academic and cultural excellence.
Arizona Alliance of Black School Educators
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