Commentary: Teaching While Black and Hopeful

We've all heard the dismal statistics. While the national graduation rate hovers around 70%, graduation rates in most urban areas is barely 50%. And if you're a Black male, the picture is even more grim. State and local educational budgets have been slashed, and teachers all over the country are being laid off. The system is going through a difficult time, and as usual, we are the ones feeling the pain... Here's what you had to say: Linda commented via Facebook: "Bring more technology into the classrooms." Angela wrote via Facebook: "Parents, students and teachers must change in order for public schools to improve."

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