No Bad Stats: Debunking Myths About Black students with Dr. Ivory Toldson

Steven Weigler

Founder, EmergeCounsel

EmergeCounsel has a long standing and close relationship with A+ Colorado, an organization focusing on the evaluation and advocacy for district-level decisions, policies, and approaches to impact student achievement primarily in Denver Public Schools.

Our very own Steve Weigler introduces Dr. Ivory A. Toldson during their event, “No Bad Stats: Debunking Myths About Black Students” who discusses the harmful myths perpetuated in schools for black students. If you are interested in this book, we have donated 100 copies to be distributed through A+ Colorado, or you can purchase your copy here.

View full video with Ivory and event description below:

Ivory A. Toldson, president and CEO of the QEM Network (Quality for Minorities), professor of counseling psychology at Howard University, and editor-in-chief of The Journal of Negro Education has released an important book for all those in education and supporting students: “No BS (Bad Stats): Black People Need People Who Believe in Black People Enough Not to Believe Every Bad Thing They Hear About Black People.” Previously, Dr. Toldson was appointed by President Barack Obama to devise national strategies to sustain and expand federal support to HBCUs as the executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCUs). In the book, he addresses myths about Black students and debunks with them data and logic. He shared a keynote about his book and his research to the A+ Colorado community in a free webinar at 4 p.m. on April 7, followed by a panel of Black education leaders in Colorado.