The Political Agitator response: But the sad part folks black and white are walking around as if they don’t understand what the problem is. I have said it time and time again about how the all black schools played a major role in education, how many blacks went on to the city to get great paying jobs in the Federal Government and the White House. When I served on the Closing The Achievement Gap Committee and other committees, attended different meetings and etc. I would always say that we need to look at what worked when we had all black schools and black teachers would be one of the main things that are missing.
Effective Black Teachers Were Fired
In Black communities, desegregation lost support when thousands of teachers and principals lost jobs when their schools were closed. Jerome Morris of the University of Georgia spoke to Tilove about the impact these teachers had on their students at a huge number of these Black schools. Morris said one of the teachers was a godmother to certain students; other teachers lived in the Black community and knew the “parents and grandparents on a personal basis,” thus making them “comfortable calling or visiting the families” if a student acted up at school. (Source: Read more)