In case you don’t know him, meet Marlow Artis. Marlow is chief content purveyor and executive producer of Tar Heel Teachers. Each week, he produces Tar Heel Teachers at Home, a videocast focused on engaging North Carolinians in conversations around education. The show premiered in February 2019. Marlow previously served for five years as a sixth grade English/Language Arts teacher.
We’ve been cross-publishing these episodes on EdNC for a while. Be sure to take a look at today’s episode, which features the educational experiences of 15 Black men in North Carolina — from policymakers to researchers to equity officers, from superintendents to principals to teachers to students. Artis says, “racism is embedded in every system in our society, including our schools.”
Across the South, students, parents, and alumni are demanding name changes for schools that honor the men who waged war to maintain slavery.... Read the rest