Black People : Education convo continued from the "did you know" thread

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  1. skuderjaymes

    skuderjaymes Contextualizer Synthesizer MEMBER

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    Ankhur,

    I didn't want to take that thread too far off topic.. so let's do this over here.

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    A super-powerful boat without a rudder will just run aground.
    Without a true sense of purpose, everything we would create would just be folded
    into the machine that holds us back.. into the weapon formed against us..
    our computer geniuses would become our enemies.

    I'm not anti-education but.. how many disinterested, hard white institutions
    can we give our hard-earned money to so that they can give us a piece of
    paper that other white folks will honor and give us a job. The hell with
    that Ankhur.. Our higher education has got to go higher than the current
    scheme.. it's got to have a purpose beyond individual status.. it's got to
    have a theme beyond becoming rich.. it's got to be connected to a new African identity
    that is not contained by the old, but instead contains the old while also reaching
    forward toward a vibrant, prosperous, enlightened and strong African nation that is not
    bound by geographic location but by a group consciousness that unifies it's members
    regardless of national citizenship..

    If our education does not result in our progress, then what is it?
    Where are the black manufacturers? Where are the black
    software companies? Why are our students graduating with resumes and
    not business plans? What is this obsession with white-collar work?
    We need to establish ourselves in the essential industries.. construction,
    computer software, manufacturing, real estate, finance, medicine, farming..
    etc.. Our money should go to private K-12 education.. followed by apprenticeship training
    to learn a trade, followed by an affordable secondary
    education. Going to these run-down schools designed to do nothing but pay
    the teachers mortgages.. accepting these worthless pieces of paper that
    are suppose to signify some kind of accomplishment.. emptying our bank
    accounts and taking on huge amounts of debt just to take a bunch of classes
    that you don't want or need.. graduating.. then looking for a job is crazy.
    that same amount of money could have created jobs (plural).. business is
    the key to our advancement.. not education for educations sake. Education
    is a business. The sooner we realize that, the better.

    With todays world, you have access to more information than any generation
    had in our history. Why are you paying for Algebra 1? Why not just learn it?
    The materials are all available online.. in the library.. why not just work toward
    your goal? If you have a skill, take on an apprentice and teach him/her that
    skill..

    Did you know that, in California, you don't need to attend Law School
    to become a lawyer? That you can study under another lawyer and then
    take the Bar exam? If Black Lawyers got together and decided to act
    together, they could create an apprenticeship program for black students
    and save those students the money they would spend on law school.
    Those apprentices could in-turn work as assistants in those lawyers offices
    as a way to learn and compensate the attorneys for their time. Their are
    many many industries where this same concept can work. We just have to
    decide to put aside the paper-chase for a purpose and cooperate with one
    another.​
     
  2. Mikha'el

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    No Law degree to be a Ca lawyer...hmm

    it doesn't help blacks have unrealistic expectations for education...apperenticeships were around in the late 1800's n early 1900's....it isn't impossible...but indeed not only as blacks but collectively as a nation we must catch up and make the most of wht we have

    For did u know that the 25% of india's smartest students almost equals americas population...n no nation has more free educational resources avaible than the U.S
     
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    http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPorta...&ERICExtSearch_SearchType_0=no&accno=EJ511630


    Title: A Culturally Based Cognitive Apprenticeship: Teaching African American High School Students Skills in Literary Interpretation.



    Abstract:A brief narrative description of the journal article, document, or resource. Offers a theoretical argument for the efficacy of a culturally based cognitive apprenticeship. Investigates the benefits of using ethnically diverse literature with ethnically diverse students, and how to make explicit in instruction some of the important comprehension strategies needed to interpret complex fiction independently. Notes that students in the experimental group outperformed those in a control group. (RS)
     
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