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Sugaberry - Public School is Failing Students of Color; The Homeschool Alternative (and How to Thrive Through Quarantine)

May 09, 2020

We’ve seen video footage far too many times of law enforcement officers and supposed educational authority figures physically tossing black children around like rag dolls. Brown and black children abused and mistreated and held back because the natural state of their hair was offensive to administrators and teachers. Fellow students of different races and nationalities who assimilate easier, taking indecent  liberties to embarrass them by ripping their hair out of the follicles or suddenly snatching extensions off of their heads. Our kids are being called the “N” word at alarming rates and even though we have an enduring history of putting on our poker face and muscling through the social stressors of simply trying to learn, it’s eroding the fiber of our childrens psyche, their self-esteem and draining their love for learning.

There is a better way of tailored education that just might work for your household. But first it takes an entire paradigm shift. I had the privilege of having a very lively, passionate, intellectual conversation with Compton native, and ER front liner (grateful salute), Doctor Myiesha Taylor Schlitz (and spoke briefly with her husband William Schlitz) about their homeschool experience and the book that encapsulates their proven success path. The what, the why, the how, the whole thing. Open your mind, read below, and buy their book to implement the homeschool mentality even if you decide that public or private school is more suitable.  

Let’s first give our parents in quarantine practical, proven help with their kids before diving into the homeschool alternative.

The Grio - Homeschooling during the coronavirus crisis is a teachable moment, family says

March 23, 2020

The novel coronavirus pandemic has turned frantic parents into overwhelmed teachers as schools have been closed for the foreseeable future.

Homeschooling is not a task that they’re prepared for — finding resources to supplement assignments while working from home — and a reality they’ve found hard to adjust to.


These parents are not part of the parent-led education system that currently enrolls 2.5 million students nationally, according to The National Home Education Research Institute.

For William Schiltz and Dr. Myiesha Taylor, they could provide an everyday guide. Or even suggest the book, “The Homeschool Alternative,” which was co-written by Taylor and her 17-year-old daughter Haley Carolyn Taylor Schlitz.

Emergency Physician Myiesha Taylor Helps Promote Diversity with Doc McStuffins TV Character

October 15, 2017

Myiesha Taylor, MD, knows how rare it is to see a black female physician on television. As a black female emergency physician herself, she is frequently the only woman or person of color in her group. That’s why she was so excited to discover the Disney program Doc McStuffins when browsing shows for her 4-year-old daughter. Dottie, the show’s 6-year-old title character, emulates her physician mother by providing medical care to her toys. In fact, the show inspired Dr. Taylor to collect photographs of black female physicians into a collage titled “We Are Doc McStuffins”—an effort that eventually drew the attention of Disney executives.

Dr. Taylor, an emergency physician with Texas Health Resources and EmCare in Texas, recently sat down with ACEP Now’s Medical Editor in Chief Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, to discuss her relationship to Doc McStuffins and what she’s doing to raise the profile of women of color in medicine. Here are some highlights from their conversation.

Trail Blazer FM -Educate A Girl And Change The World

May 15, 2017

Today I talked with Dr. Myiesha Taylor and her daughter Haley Taylor Schlitz. Dr. Taylor is a board certified emergency medicine physician. She’s the founder and President of the Artemis Medical Society, an organization of over 3,700 women of color physicians. Haley is a 14 year old college student majoring in Chemistry, with a goal of obtaining a medical degree like her mom.

In today’s interview, we discussed why awareness is so important for women of color in medicine, Dr. Taylor shared advice on informing and educating our children, highlighting several big mistakes most parents make with our children’s education. She also discussed the secret to the investment they made in Haley that propelled her to now succeed in college at 14 years old.

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt - A Doctor Inspiring America

April 28, 2017

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt Inspiring America segment features Dr. Myiesha Taylor and her commitment to helping change the face of medicine. 

Disney Junior Television - Black History Month Celebration

February 01, 2017

​Disney Channel on-air interstitials celebrating Black History Month 2017 & 2018.  Dr. Taylor appears with her daughter Hana to talk about being an Emergency Medicine physician. 

Disney Junior Television - I Am Doc McStuffins Celebration

July 11, 2013

​Disney Channel on-air interstitials celebrating We Are Doc McStuffins movement.  Dr. Taylor appears with in this interstitial to share with children her role as an Emergency Medicine Physician.

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