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It’s time

4 Feb

Did you know that in 2014 5% of the children in California were Black? More than one out of three of those Black children were disproportionately poor. In 2013 87% of Black fourth-graders were unable to read at grade level.

Let that sink in for a minute. Nearly 90% of Black children were unable to read at grade level past the fourth grade.

Black parents, we have to ask ourselves this question: are 90% of our children inferior in their ability to learn? Or is there something wrong with the system teaching them?

Or better, maybe we should ask ourselves this question:
Is it not time for us to wake up?