'Every Student Deserves a Black Teacher'

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Micia Mosely
Micia Mosely, Founder and Director of the Black Teacher Project  (Courtesy of Micia Mosely)


This week on Rightnowish, we’re sharing an episode from our friends at KQED’s Mindshift Podcast. It’s all about new approaches to raising and educating children.

I didn’t have my first Black teacher until 7th grade, and only one after that until college. When I became a teacher, that’s when it clicked: representation matters, as does exposure to a diverse set of life experiences.

In this episode, Mindshift host Nimah Gobir speaks to Micia Mosely, founder and director of the Black Teacher Project (BTP). They talk about the need for Black teachers in the classroom—not just for Black students—but for all of society. 

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