"Many of the same skills that you find in great teachers are the same skills you find in entrepreneurs," says Bobbi Kurshan. "Both fields require a level of comfort with change, a passion to change the world, and quick adaptation to new challenges."
“A merger will not uphold the history, legacy and personality of an HBCU if it becomes mainstreamed and whitewashed," said Marybeth Gasman, referring to the risks of HBCUs merging with predominately white colleges.
Jonathan Zimmerman says educators who denounce racial and other social prejudices spurred by Trump's rise to the presidency need to check their political prejudice in the classroom, which could indoctrinate students.
“Every school, every school district, and every state should be very serious about routinely and systematically assessing school climate, because it really is one of many key determinants of student performance and success,” says Shaun Harper.