BLACK TEACHERS, IN HONOR OF DR. ANTOINETTE CANDIA BAILEY

“What more pathetically reveals the irrelevancy of the church in present-day world affairs than its witness regarding war? In a world gone mad with arms buildups, chauvinistic passions, and imperialistic exploitation, the church has either endorsed these activities or remained appallingly silent.” Martin Luther King, Jr., ‘Strength To Love

WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS MORE THAN CONTENT

WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS MORE THAN SUBJECT MATTER

WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS MORE THAN READING, WRITING, AND ARITHMATIC BUT WE BRING IN OUR RACE

WE UNDERSTAND THE POVERTY

WE UNDERSTAND THE LEGISLATIONS

WE UNDERSTAND OUR STUDENTS, ALL OF THEM

WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS A MINISTRY

WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS A CALLING

WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS BUILDING UP HUMANITY

WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS BUILDING UP COURAGE

WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS INCLUSION

WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS COMMUNAL
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS SPECIAL
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING WAS A GIFT
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS INSPIRATION
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS EMPOWERING
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS MOTIVATIONAL
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS CHALLENGING
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS NOT ACCEPTING OR ALLOWING LESS THAN SUPERIOR
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS MISSION WORK
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS AGENTS OF CHANGE
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS TRANSFORMATIVE
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS HEART
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS PASSION
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS COMPASSION
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS EMPATHY
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS SUCCESS ORIENTED
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS TO AVAIL ONE SELF ON AND OFF THE CLOCK
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS THANKLESS BUT WE DON’T DO IT FOR THE THANKS OR HOMAGE BUT STUDENTS
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS SUPERIORITY
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS EXCEPTIONALISM
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS EXCELLENCE
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS TO SHOW UP PREPARED
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS DEVOTION
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS DEDICATION
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS HARD WORK
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS HUMANITY
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS RELATIONAL
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING PICKS UP WHERE HOME LEAVES OFF AND SHOULD LEAVE OFF
 WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING AND LEARNING IS IN ALL THINGS AND EVERYTHING AND PEOPLE
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS TO PRESERVE NOT ONLY THEIR LIVES BUT OUR CULTURE
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS ALL ABOUT LOVE
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING HAS A PLETHORA OF ROLES AND WE FILL THEM
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS ABOUT RESPECT, DIGNITY, CONSIDERATION, MORALS, ETHICS, GOOD CHARACTER, PRIDE, COURAGE, INTELLIGENCE, GREAT ORATION, CRITICAL THINKING.
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS ABOUT ACCOUNTABILITY
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS ABOUT RESPONSIBILITY
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS ABOUT TRAINING
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS ABOUT SELF SUFFICIENCY
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS ABOUT SOCIALIZING OUR CHILDREN TO INTERACT WITH OTHERS
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS ABOUT NURTURING
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS ABOUT PARENTING
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS ABOUT HIGH STANDARDS AND EXPECTATIONS
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS ABOUT MEANINFUL CONVERSATIONS
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS LEADERS OF THE TEACHER
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING MUST HOLD STUDENTS ACCOUNTABLE
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING INVOLVES DISCIPLINING
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS HONESTY
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS WITHIN THE SCHOOL AND ONCE THE CROSS THE THRESHOLD THEY BELONG TO US
WE UNDERSTAND THAT RESPECT, HONOR, AND CONSIDERATION IS A GIVEN AND NOT OPTIONAL
WE UNDERSTAND THAT LOVE IS MULTILINGUAL AND UNDERSTOOD EVEN WHEN NOT STATE
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS NOT JUST THOSE ON OUR ROSTER BUT EVERY STUDENT IN THE BUILDING
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING WAS NEVER FOR SALARY BUT REVOLUTIONARY PURPOSES
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING STOPS THE PREMATURE DEMISE AND EARLY IMPRISONMENT BY FOLLOWING RULES
WE UNDERSTAND BLACK CHILDREN AND WE DARE NOT TEACH THEM LIKE THEY ARE WHITE, HAVE AND BENEFIT FROM
WHITE PRIVILEGE, EXPECT TO BE CHOSEN OR HIRED JUST BY SHOWING UP AND NOT PRODUCING EXCEPTIONALISM, SUPERIORITY AND EXCELLENCE.
WE UNDERSTAND THAT WE ARE NOT CULTURALLY INCOMPETENT BUT WHITE WOMEN AND WHITE MEN ARE
WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHING IS NOT SOMETHING ONE CAN TRAIN OR BE GIVEN DEGREES TO EXECUTE BUT IT IS HUMANITY DRIVEN
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