Pastor, Attorney, Author, and Activist
Rev. Augustus Corbett J.D. has written a book that people are discussing. Education Injustice: How Public Schools Fail African American Males is an excellent book for educators, African American parents, and everyone interested in reforming the educational system. This provocative book will transform your view of our broken public educational system, mainly how it treats African American male students.
Written in easy to understand pose, the book first goes in-depth into the achievement gap between African American and white students. Rev. Corbett uses irrefutable empirical evidence to illustrate, define and analyze the achievement gap. Additionally, he examines why African American males are overrepresented in suspensions, expulsions, and special education, but grossly under-represented in gifted and talented programs. Last, he takes a bold and unflinching look at how the public school system was born out of white supremacy and continues to operate under its influences.
Rev. Corbett does not merely identify problems. He offers solutions that can change the way public schools educate African American males or at least help parents reduce the impact of the mistreatment. He blames no single source. Instead, he takes an all-encompassing look at what each sector can do to address this crisis. This book will motivate readers to confront public schools.
Rev. Corbett ends the book with a ten-point action plan that parents and educators can follow to stop losing young African American males to the prison industrial complex. He hopes that book clubs, mentorship programs, public schools, policymakers and other interested parties will use this book to generate ideas for positive change.
The simple goal of the book is to save and uplift a forgotten and forsaken group, young African American males. Anyone who reads this book will feel hopeful and inspired to roll up their sleeves and get involved in rescuing young African American males from failing schools and the streets.
Besides writing, Rev. Corbett loves speaking to various groups about the school-to-prison pipeline. No group is too small to share his message of hope for young black men. As a pastor, attorney, former teacher, father of a young black man, and, most of all, a high school dropout, he has lots to say about saving young black men.