Tag Archives: school

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?

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Back to School

30 Jul

Is it just me or are summer breaks getting shorter and shorter? Weren’t these breaks 3 months when we were kids? This time I had exactly 2 months and 3 days. Oh the joys of returning to school. For me that means my 5th move (if you don’t count the time I moved twice in 1 year) in 5 years. Perhaps this is why some special educators feel like the unloved step children of the educational system. Hopefully complaining about it now on my blog will be cathartic and I’ll return on the first day of work happy and eager to dive right in. I’m sure I will just as soon as I get my new keys and locate an unused dolly and boxes! Man, I’m getting excited just thinking about it!