An Afro-centric curriculum would be incredible...In the Spirit of Higher Education,
What 'males of color' need in a school: Column
There is a case for schools for undervalued black male students. But they have to be done right
The Jefferson County, Ky. school system is considering a proposal to open an academy for “males of color” and educate them through the lens of African-American culture.
Is this a good idea?
It depends on the why and the how.
First, the why ...
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Follow up question, I hope you address:
Do you think there is any excuse for not graduating highschool...highschool? How much effort does it take to graduate highschool? The law all but forces you to attend. You almost have to try not to graduate. I mean, what else is a kid doing?
We are not talking about a Ph.D program. Millions of brothers have graduated from a Euro-centric highschool curriculum. Millions. And those HS diploma holders are doing better than non-HS diploma holders.
Our ancestors put education on a pedestal. Slaves risked their lives for a taste of literacy, of learning. If they didn't need an Afro centric curriulum 200 years ago, do we have to have an Afro-centric education just to graduate our kids?
And even if the education system is not perfect, is that a reason not to invest in it if the benefits are so clear?
Do you believe graduating highschool is NOT a personal choice?