I’m from Florida and 6 of 10 Black male students in Florida failed to graduate high school in 2010. This statistic is staggering. I have nephews currently in the system who are fighting to overcome these odds.
While we expect students to compete in a 21st century economy, teachers are confined to the dark ages of technology. Mobile phones and social media have connected the world in unimaginable ways; these disruptive technologies are accessible to the masses and can help lift many low-income families out of the shadows.