ABOUT ALAMO AABSE
The Alamo Area Alliance of Black School Educators (AAABSE) was organized and founded in San Antonio, TX on June 24, 1989 just two years following the birth and activation of the Austin Alliance of Black School Education (AABSE). The purpose of the organization is to:
- Promote and facilitate the educational advancement of all students, especially those of ebony and other hues of color.
- Create a forum(s) for the exchange of ideas and strategies to improve educational opportunities of all socio-economically disadvantage students and those of special needs.
- Pursue and provide opportunities for various tutorial initiatives for students during the summer vacation period based on TEA criteria and requirements.
- Promote membership among the area Alamo City Educators to affiliate with AAABSE/TABSE as a member.
- Promote, pursue and provide opportunities for continuing education and professional/administrative development for local educators based on TEA/TABSE criteria and requirements.
We have accomplished some of these goals through various projects, such as Summer Teach-ins, TAKS prep and remediation, Tutoring, Preparation for testing motivation and providing a Scholarship program for deserving area high school students, aspiring a higher educational attainment goal over these years since 1989.
African American students and others with hues of color continue to need help. More so than ever before, today, we are facing a crisis of losing our children academically and socially. The dropout rate is at the highest it has ever been and we must do something about it. No longer do we have students just dropping out of high school, it’s now starting at the elementary school level. New testing now is affecting the graduation rates for minority students and indirectly, producing more uneducated and socio-economically disadvantaged citizens and families.
So now, we are continuing to plan and do all we can to minimize or eliminate the socio-economic dilemma which permeates and ravages too deeply in our communities, cities, states and nationally.