Tag: public schools

Segregating public schools won’t make America great again

Segregating public schools won’t make America great again

| November 4, 2017

Public schools more segregated than 40 years ago By Rushern Baker (County Executive, Prince Georges County, Maryland) On Nov. 4, 1952, Dr. Helen Kenyon addressed the Women’s Society of Riverside Church in New York City and opined that, “Eleven o’clock Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in America.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. often […]

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Educating black students in new Jim Crow era

Educating black students in new Jim Crow era

| October 31, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) After decades of desegregation efforts, federal civil rights laws, and other attempts to close the achievement gap, a high quality education remains an elusive goal for most black children. In an effort to engage black parents around reaching that elusive goal, educators and community stakeholders tackled leadership, educational […]

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Introducing Mrs. Robinson, after school parent activist

Introducing Mrs. Robinson, after school parent activist

| November 25, 2015

By Eric Hackley Mrs. Robinson has three children who attend the Fort Wayne Urban League After School Program. She and I discuss an education model that was created to stimulate self-directedness within young blacks while engaging them conceptually in the political economic process. The following conversation explains in part how we intend to achieve this: […]

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Students of color enrollment now matches white school enrollment

Students of color enrollment now matches white school enrollment

| September 3, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA} –As the nation’s families head back to school, they might notice that for the first time, elementary and middle school students of color will equal the percentage of white students, according to Department of Education projections. White student enrollment has steadily declined, as have birth rates among […]

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