By Cherraye Oats
Fannie Lou Hamer Center
The Fannie Lou Hamer Center in Eupora and the Dignity in Schools Campaign went to Washington on March 24-26 to meet with key officials about fully funding education, teacher salaries, school discipline, data collection and ending corporal punishment in schools receiving federal services.
While we were there, organizations were invited to the White House to meet with President Obama’s key officials.
We had discussions about the federal guidelines around discipline policies and the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, which the Obama administration launched in February. We met with Malinda Clark, Marco Davis and Christopher Scott.
The Fannie Lou Hamer Center is proud to announce that we are the recipients of funding from “My Brother’s Keeper,” which will start here in Webster and five surrounding counties in October. The initiative is a public-private partnership focused on improving outcomes for males of color.