The Education Advocate with Michael Phillips

My Perfect Failure

May 28 2022 • 47 mins

MPF Discussion with Michael Phillips

The Education Advocate with Michael Phillips

Michael is a Social Entrepreneur, Education Advocate, Purpose Agent, and Faith Leader creating positive change in developing social impact initiatives to solve community-based and systemic problems.

He is the appointed Chairman of Board for 50CAN, the leading education policy advocacy organization in the US, and he serves as a board member of KuriosEd, a non-profit, educational organization created by faith-based leaders primarily focused on servicing Black Communities.

His story is the epitome of the necessity of advocacy, resources, and opportunities, for young, underprivileged students. After losing a parent, getting in a life-threatening car accident, and having his college scholarship revoked, he turned to sell drugs to make ends meet. After his house was raided and he was arrested, a judge gave him the opportunity to go to college rather than complete his 30-year sentence in prison if found guilty. He unhesitatingly chose to go to college, which completely turned his life around.

Once he discovered that education was the path to becoming who he was created to be, he found his purpose and broke the school-to-prison pipeline that captures massive numbers of children who are trapped by their environment, policies, and community culture.

On This episode of My Perfect Failure (The Education Advocate) Michael shares his story of why he became an education advocate and describes the conditions of a broken educational structure that must be rebuilt with urgency.  Some of the areas we cover.

·         Michael explains his tough upbringing

·         We the discuss the deficit mentality

·         How the school system can improve the black community

·         Michael explains why the wrong lane can have the right turn

·         The difference between failing and failure

Contact Michael

· https://michaelphillips.info/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMCo2T-KWDU

·        When Kids Learn on Broken Chairs/ Michael Phillips: TEDx WilmingtonED

Purchase Michael’s Book: Wrong Lanes Have Right Turns: A Pardoned Man’s Escape from the

school-to-prison pipeline and what we can do to dismantle it

· https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tragedy-Interrupted-Dismantle-School-Prison/dp/0593193903/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1UTP6SIKOW6LN&keywords=wrong+lanes+have+right+turns&qid=1655063905&sprefix=wrong+lanes+have+right+t%2Caps%2C695&sr=8-1

Book Suggestion: For Entrepreneurs Only

· https://www.amazon.co.uk/ENTREPRENEURS-ONLY-VERN-WALDEN-ebook/dp/B098RCK498/ref=sr_1_3?crid=XLNVEBH87JJ9&keywords=for+entrepreneurs+only&qid=1653775059&sprefix=for+entrepreneurs+only%2Caps%2C149&sr=8-3


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