When you’re 5 years old, there’s nothing better than exploring nature. And that’s the norm in Blair Wells’ kindergarten class where students sometimes even get the opportunity to visit their teacher’s farm.
South Carolina schools need more teachers of color to influence students of color to go on to graduate high school and even go to college. The lack of diversity currently contributes to lesser achievement from students. As the problem grows, our job force shrinks and the gap in economic mobility increases.
A John Hopkins economist found that low income black students black students thrive when they have a black teacher in elementary school.