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Black Children Do Not Need a Western-Style Education

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on November 7, 2010 by afronativepride85

This written on Monday, September 20, 2010
Link to the article: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/14/education/14suspend.html

What Black and Hispanic students and other children of color need.

1. They need to learn to trust there teachers and other authority figures.
2.America doesn’t owe them anything. Stress to them the importance of getting off the welfare system and working hard for what they need and want.
3. Get there parents involved as much as possible with there lives. If they don’t speak English, have a translator present.
4. Black and Hispanic students need positive male and females roles in the classroom. And in life in general.
5. Students that show extra interest in certain subjects or are very gifted don’t praise them too much in front of unruly students. This will make him or her a target for harassment. Instead tell them your impressed with there abilities in private.
6. Separate unruly students from the ones that want to learn. Those who want to learn will stay. Those who don’t will leave and drop out. Don’t worry about the ones that drop out. Worry about the ones who show promise. But if the ones that drop out come back, help them.
7. Black students mainly learn better through hands on training. Provide a Dual path for them. Dual paths emphasize both Technical and University Path. Those who show more promise intellectually put them in Honor classes.
8. Never automatically place Black and Hispanic students in Special Education if there failing. This depresses most of them and makes them feel as if they are less. If you they need to be placed in special ed have then tested.
9. Give as much support as you can to Black and Hispanic students that are failing or doing very well. Society generally writes these students off as “unlearn able.”
10. When teaching History, especially European History, explain it in relevant terms how it would affect them now. Most black teens don’t think about history they way whites do. They don’t ponder or think creatively all they care about is here and now. Many of these kids have very tough lives and just not have time or just aren’t taught to dream or think creatively.
11. Institute Martial Art training in Black schools. This will give them the discipline and confidence they need to succeed, they will learn to control there frustrations, learn self defense and most of all respect for themselves, teachers and most of all each other.