ABOUT ALAMO AABSE
The organization of Alamo Area Alliance of Black School Educators occurred on june 24, 1989 just two years after the birth of the Texas Alliance of Black School Educators in Austin, TX. The purpose of the organization is to:
- Promote and facilitate the education of minority students
- Promote membership among Black Educators and others in the Alamo Area Alliance local chapter.
- To create a forum for the exchange of ideas and strategies to improve educational opportunities for Africam Americans.
- Establish a coalition between school districts in Bexar County
We have accomplished these goals through various projects, such as Summer Teach-ins, Tutoring, TAKS prep and remediation, Preparation for testing motivation and our Scholarship program.
African American children continue to need our help. More so than ever we are facing a crisis of losing our children academically and socially. The dropout rate is at the highest it has ever been. No longer do we have students dropping out in high school it is now in elementary school. New testing is going to affect the graduation rates for minority students and producing more uneducated minorities. We know the more uneducated minorities the less power for decision making in our country.
We as educators must build positive self image, good thinking skills, strong positive attitudes toward intellectual competition and high expectation of succeeding. It is up to us to provide them with an educational environment that strengthens and nurtures.