Revolutionary principal goes all-in on quest for more black teachers

Posted on 11/12/2019 11:59:13 AM

“The Center for Black Educator Development, an organization (Sharif) El-Mekki founded in June after 26 years as a teacher and principal in Philadelphia. As lights flashed, Harris announced that the Center, or CBED, was his “top draft pick,” receiving $300,000 of the $1 million he gave out that day. He ultimately graduated from Overbrook High and enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on a scholarship. He majored in criminal justice and knew he wanted to devote his career to righting the wrongs he saw around him. ”

—“Revolutionary principal goes all-in on quest for more black teachers,”
WHYY Radio (NPR affiliate), Nov. 12, 2019