Education

The Promise and Problematic of Brown v Board of Education: Part Two

March 28, 2011

The problematic of Brown v Board of Education resulted in a disinvestment in black schools by black people. This along white working class resistance to busing and the goal of school integration has resulted in crisis in education among black youth that we see today and that is spelled out in A Call For...
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The Promise and Problematic of Brown v Board of Education: Part One

March 26, 2011
The Promise and Problematic of Brown v Board of Education:  Part One

The landmark Brown v Board of Education 1954 Supreme Court ruling had far-reaching implication beyond outlawing legal segregation in public schools, opening a new era of education for blacks. Yet, the Promise of Brown never materialized, leaving a legacy of uneducated and unprepared black children. Read more: http://afro-americanstudies.com/blog/2011/03/the-promise-and-problematic-of-brown-v-board-of-education-part-one/
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Benjamin Mays: Schoolmaster of the 1960s Movement

February 22, 2011
Benjamin Mays: Schoolmaster of the 1960s Movement

Die young, die middle age, die old, but remember that the most useful life and most abundant life is the one in which one dreams that which will never completely come true, and chooses ideals that forever beckon buy forever elude. To seek a goal that is worthy, so all-embracing, so all-consuming, and so...
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Bullying: Advice to Parents and Teachers

October 28, 2010

A survey by the Josephson Institute of Ethics reveals that half of high school students in America say they have been bullied. While clearly this is an issue which teens now have to deal with on school campuses, it would be misguided and a mistake to see this strictly as a youth issue. True,...
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Notes on Education: Reversing the Achievement Gap

September 29, 2010

The achievement gap between poor performing schools, primarily located in poor black and brown neighborhoods, has been presented along the axis of: poor students don’t have the same inherent ability to learn as children from more privileged backgrounds, and our schools are failing poor children. However, a study led by Johns Hopkins University sociologist...
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Dunbar High School: The Pride of the Race

September 25, 2010
Dunbar High School: The Pride of the Race

The current debate over educational excellence, characterized by President Obama’s Race to the Top, overlooks one of the most inspiring and compelling models of teaching and African American educational excellence-Dunbar High School, located in Washington D.C. What is now called a typical “ghetto” school was once the pride of the race, out performing in...
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Encouraging and Reinforcing Reading Through Kwanzaa

September 20, 2010

Closing the achievement gap between low-income students and those students in high achieving schools has been the subject of endless debate and controversy. However, a study in Baltimore offers new insights as to why low-income children lag behind their more privileged classmates in high school graduation rates and college attendance. In “Lasting Consequences of...
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Kwanzaa From A Christian Perspective

December 20, 2009

Although Kwanzaa is a cultural and not religious holiday, those who practice the Christian Faith in America, can use the principles of Kwanzaa to build and enhance their families and  communities, and elevate the political dialogue on issues of importance to all Americans.  Hence, 7 days before the start of Kwanzaa, we offer this...
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Closing the Achievement Gap: Promoting School Excellence Through Kwanzaa

November 19, 2009

Kwanzaa a value-based cultural holiday, which is now recognized as an official school holiday to be celebrated offers a potent message and method for promoting and encouraging black achievement.
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The Imperative of Change

November 1, 2009

As Barack Obama said in his campaign for president, “the change we seek is in ourselves.” If we are serious about change and evolving a new way of going about governing in this country- by the people and of the people- we will have commit ourselves to the following:     Stop accepting the lesser...
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