The Need

Black men make up less than 2% percent of the nation’s teachers.
Low-income black students who have at least one black teacher in elementary school are significantly more likely to graduate from high school and consider attending college.
From 2002 to 2012, the number of black teachers in nine major cities across the U.S. declined – in some cases at startling rates – ranging from a 15 percent decrease in New York to a 62 percent decrease in New Orleans. 
According to Hickling (2017) there are three primary reasons men don’t teach: (1) low status, (2) low pay, and (3) fear of false accusations.