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We are purposely doing it wrong. We are focusing on the wrong things in education! School Choice, Charters, Magnet Schools, Vouchers, Private Schools, Cyber Schoolsthey won't work! Programs are not the answer; people are! Our country makes excuses as the adults in charge, and we hear ourselves take this cowardly stance when we openly blame "these children." These are OUR children - birthed, raised and reared in this country under an educational system initially designed to "inferiorize" them. Now we want "them" back on track, but the adults - the politicians, the parents, the educators and all the stakeholders - are the blame because we still refuse to boss up in our own homes and in our places of work to do what's right for Black kids and minorities. We'd rather implement a hands-off program instead of looking into our own hearts and our own beliefs and tell the truth about our own work ethic! After all, the minority kids are not the majority kids, and honestly, who really cares because they're stupid anyway. Our country purposely created an inferior education for Black kids and attempts to use superficial "programs" to fix it. Meanwhile, segregation statistics point to the fact that Whites increasingly do not stay in Black neighborhoods; they only come to Black neighborhoods to teach Black kids because Whites make up more than 80% of the teaching force in the United States, while Blacks and other minorities make up the majority of students in public schools. The intersection of race is inevitable in the schoolhouse no matter how far one moves. The problem will be fixed when African Americans and Whites have a mutual agreement to work together, at home and at school, for the betterment of OUR children. That goes for Black parents, White teachers, the other 20% of teachers, and all the politicians that call for reformation programs. Fix the heart and the collective work ethic - Problem Solved!!! In this short book, an experienced school district leader fesses up about what's really going on.
Did you ever want to waddle with a colony of penguins? Wriggle with an army of caterpillars? Or march with a troop of monkeys? Legendary illustrator Lane Smith takes us on a colourful adventure through the natural world, following a child as he weaves through the jungle, dives under the ocean and soars into the sky. Along the way he makes friends and causes mischief with a dazzling array of creatures both large and small - but can he find his own kind? Full of warmth and humour, There Is a Tribe of Kids is a sumptuously detailed portrayal of wild childhood to be pored over for hours on end. A witty and playful exploration of curiosity, discovery and what it means to belong, ideal for sharing with children of all ages. Sprinkled with beautiful gold flecks and specially designed peek-through flaps at the front and back.
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He was one of the most brilliant men in the world. His music inspired millions of lives and changed culture as we know it. But who was he really? This book, just for kids, will look at his childhood, education, marriage and work to see what made him who he was! KidLit-o is a leading electronic publisher in children's books; each month, it publishes several history, science and language arts books.
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