Ivory A. Toldson, president and CEO of the QEM Network (Quality for Minorities), professor of counseling psychology at Howard University, and editor-in-chief of The Journal of Negro Education has released an important book for all those in education and supporting students: “No BS (Bad Stats): Black People Need People Who Believe in Black People Enough Not to Believe Every Bad Thing They Hear About Black People.”
Previously, Dr. Toldson was appointed by President Barack Obama to devise national strategies to sustain and expand federal support to HBCUs as the executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCUs).:
In the book, he addresses myths about Black students and debunks with them data and logic.
He will be sharing a keynote about his book and his research to the A+ Colorado community in a free webinar at 4 p.m. on April 7, followed by a panel of Black education leaders in Colorado.
This event is co-hosted by Emerge Counsel, a law firm founded by Steve Weigler. Steve will be donating Dr. Toldson’s book to the first ~100 people who sign up for the webinar who opt-in to receive a free copy.
It’s additionally co-hosted by Dr. Annette Sills-Brown and The Education Center (TheEduCtr), which provides educational outreach to homeless and transitional housing parents & children.
A+ Colorado is an independent, nonprofit organization committed to ensuring every Colorado student can access an excellent education.
We will be announcing our panelists soon.
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Sign up to join the free webinar here: Sign up |No Bad Stats: Debunking myths about Black students with author Dr. Ivory Toldson
Three of the myth’s that Dr. Toldson addresses, as he outlines in this article from the Washington Post:
Myth #1: More Black men are in prison than college
Myth #2: Tests prove Black students lag in reading ability
Before writing off an entire school because of test scores, educators should become familiar with the specific assessments used, the circumstances by which the test was administered and the basic concepts of testing theory.”
Myth #3: Single mothers are to blame for problems among Black students
To learn more about Dr. Toldson and his work, see his full bio and research work here.