South Carolina Program Puts Black Men in Teaching Positions -BET Network

Seven years after its founding, MISTER made its way to the College of Charlston in South Carolina, and this year the first MISTER graduates entered the Charleston public school system. The results in Charleston have yet to be seen, but past successes of the program have people optimistic. “[MISTER] is important because if you don’t have a father figure in the home, a male elementary teacher could help bridge that gap,” according to Floyd Breeland, the College of Charleston MISTER program’s head and a former school administrator.


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