Minnesota has one of the best education systems in
the country unless you are a black boy. Black male teachers are
only 0.5% of the teaching population in Minnesota and just 2%
nationally. Studies show that if black boys have at least one Black
male teacher during their elementary school years they are 29% less
likely to drop out of school years later (this number was 39% for
very low-income Black students).
Markus Flynn, Executive Director of Black Men Teach will discuss the
disparities and their impact and his initiative to recruit,
prepare, place and retain Black male teachers in elementary
About the Podcast
Black Men Speak is a podcast designed to address the concerns of Black Men and provide a forum for them to learn, feel empowered, and be the men they are called to be.