From the CBCF: The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) will host a Milwaukee-based education symposium focusing on student-led thoughts to improve the education system from 6:00-8:30 on November 19 at the Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic Center 790 N. Van Buren Street in Milwaukee, Wisc. Teachers, school administrators, parents, students, community leaders, elected officials and concerned citizens are welcome to attend this free event. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) will serve as a special guest during the event.
Young black male students will share their perspectives on school leadership, teachers, community programs and their insights into what changes should be made to the education system. The discussion will be based on CBCF’s Breaking Barriers 3: (BB3) Challenge the Status Quo for Academic Success among Black Males. BB3 is a part of a series of publications created by CBCF to educate the public on the various factors affecting academic success among African-American males. Launched in 2008, the BB3 series focuses on three strategic areas that shape life outcomes of black males – education, family and work.