Center X: “Just Talk” on High-Achieving Young Males with Tyrone Howard

Professor Howard's recent study of Black and Latino youth in LA County schools revealed their success at home, school, and in communities.

This month, the Black Male Institute at UCLA published The Counter Narrative: Reframing Success of High Achieving Black and Latino Males in Los Angeles County, a much-needed study detailing the achievements of over 200 high school-aged young men of color throughout Los Angeles County. UCLA Professor of Education John Rogers interviewed his colleague Professor Tyrone Howard, who directs BMI, about the report’s findings, the emancipatory possibilities that emerged for youth and teachers alike, and what the study suggests for transforming urban schools in ways that make such narratives the standard rather than the exception.

Dr. Howard is widely recognized as one of the nation’s foremost scholars of urban education. A proud product of the Compton Unified School District, Dr. Howard taught middle school in his hometown before earning his Ph.D. from the University of Washington.

To read Professor Rogers’ interview with Tyrone Howard in “Just Talk: Voices of Education and Justice,” click here.