Arizona Alliance of Black
ShaRae Kalian is a researcher, public speaker and consultant on psychological, social and behavioral influences. She has spent the past decade studying human behavior, and cross-cultural communication. Her topics promote an understanding of what culture is, an individual’s perspective of his or her unique identity, and seeks sensible ways of solving human problems. Sharae has a Masters degree in Education/ Social Psychology and is the author of Dismantle Racism: Rehumanize Cross-Cultural Curriculum with Elements of Social Psychology. In 2014, she founded NuWay Thinking Project on Race, Identity and Social and Health Issues, an online platform working to remove cultural barriers and biases surrounding race and ethnicity through public education.
"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
Arizona Alliance of Black School Educators
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Phoenix, AZ 85048
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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.