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.