“Man that school shit is a joke
The same people who control the school system control
The prison system, and the whole social system
Ever since slavery, nawumsayin?”
These Schools ~Dead Prez
Consider These Challenges…
Do You believe that as parents, it is our primary responsibility to educate our children or, are you of the mindset that it is perfectly acceptable to turn our Black children over to the public school system and have that duty outsourced?
Do You believe that our children can effectively learn from people who do not look like them and may not be truly committed to educating that child.
Do You believe that your children will and can rise to the level of your expectations? What are the expectations you have for your children? Do You believe that they matter to your child?
Do You believe that if the educator doesn’t truly care about or value the child being taught, that they are then unable to grow that child academically?
Do You believe that the real reason many of our children are not learning is because the people responsible for their learning couldn’t care less?
Do You believe that children need to feel content, valued, wanted and comfortable before they can effectively learn?
Do You believe that education content and curriculum today is relevant?
Do You believe that negative stereotypes are affecting the quality of education our Black children are receiving?
Do You believe that the mis-education of our children is not on purpose?
Do You believe that there is a deliberate and systematic effort to eliminate preparation for life after high school for Black people?
Do You believe that access to opportunity is equal across the board?
Do You believe that racism is no longer a threat to your son or daughter’s education and career opportunities?
What do YOU believe?
I urge You, dear reader to please leave honest feedback and comments on this as it was posted to inspire conversation and I’m interested to know your thoughts on these questions. This is an open forum designed to help us unite as parents, educators and social activists on the battlefield to stand in the gap for our children.
Light reflected is enlightenment infinite.
PS! I urge you to try and get a copy of the below book by Dr. Umar Johnson. I will be adding it and a few others to our ‘Black Literature’ list that I have been very neglectful in growing!!!