quote:Originally posted by Oshun Auset:
Originally posted by umbrarchist:
To misquote Morpheus:
I think our educational system is a scam. Children's time is wasted in grammar school and high school when their mind's are most ready to assimilate information.
I get so very tired of people suggesting that we "do away" with the educational system, offering no recommendations as to how we are to get the masses of Black children to perform academically on par with other children. These people are often the least likely to do anything about the problems they observe in our nation's education system. I understand, fully, people's gripe with the "educational system." I work within this sytem on a daily basis, but we need to grow up and accept the reality that this "system" is not going anywhere. Therefore, your issues with the system has to go far beyond mere complaints. Complaint time is over. Everyone has hopefully read Carver's The Mis-Education of The Negro. Now, let's take the ideas that he proposed a step further. Now, we need action-oriented people who are willing to make a reality the changes they feel are desparately needed in our children's education. Are you willing to visit schools, volunteer your time with students, speak with your local public officials, consult administators, principals, and superintendents, or even suggest a different way to approach a history or social studies lesson to your children's teachers?, because these are the ACTIONS that precede resolution.