Thursday, April 17, 2014

Crimes Committed by African American Men





Does the public schools have the resources to stop disruptive students from destabilizing an entire classroom? 

Does the public schools have the resources to help students who do not turn in their homework?

If so why can't so many African American boys read at grade level?

Why do so many African American males drop out of high school?

There are daily street crimes that are committed by African American men who probably read and wrote below grade level.



“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men”
Frederick Douglass



Marc Sims
Chicago



PS

From The Black Star Project:


Reading Levels of 8th-Grade 
Black Males from the Lowest-Performing 
Large American School Districts* 

City\Percentage of 8th-Grade Black Males Proficient in Reading* 
Milwaukee - 3%
Cleveland - 3%
Detroit - 5%
Washington (D.C.) - 6%
San Diego - 7%
Dallas - 7%
Baltimore City - 7%
Chicago - 9%
Jefferson County, (KY) - 9%
Atlanta - 9%
Los Angeles - 9%
Philadelphia - 9%
Austin - 9%
Houston - 9%
Hillsborough County (FL) - 9%
Boston - 10%
Miami-Dade - 11%
Charlotte - 12%
New York City - 13% 


* Source: Minority Students and Public Education by Dr. Michael Holzman. This information was extracted from the U.S. Department of Education's National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for 2011.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Average African American Student





Who is truly demanding more resources , better leadership, and excellent instruction in every class room in the low income neighborhood Chicago Public Schools?   In Chicago is ain't the African American politicians, and preachers.  

When I attended the Chicago Public Schools in the 60's and 70's, the CPS was a " if your parents don't care, why should we" education system.   Now that is the real challenge of public education for low income African American children.  If African American students are not blessed with caring parents with resources, or have an intrinsic motivation to succeed in school those children are at the mercy of an antiquated education system.

Do you see public education improving for the average and below average African American student?



Marc Sims
Chicago

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Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Lack of Good African American Men






There was a time in America when it was forbidden to teach a Black slave to read.    Just as unfortunate there are now millions of descendents of the slaves who are not reading at grade level.  These African American boys are languishing in grammar schools, and falling through the cracks of an inept education system.    Most of these  boys on the road to becoming underachieving adults, or criminals who destabilize African American neighborhoods.

Here in the city of Chicago only 9% of African American boys are proficient in reading.   This means 91% of African American boys desperately need to be tutored and mentored.  If  these boys are not tutored and mentored the African American community will continue to suffer from the of lack large numbers of good African American men. 

Marc Sims
Chicago



2011 Reading Levels of 8th-Grade Black Males
from 15 Low-Performing American School Districts* 

City\Percentage of 8th-Grade Black Males Proficient in Reading 
Milwaukee - 3%
Cleveland - 3%
Detroit - 5%
Washington (D.C.) - 6%
San Diego - 7%
Dallas - 7%
Baltimore City - 7%
Chicago - 9%
Jefferson County, (KY) - 9%
Atlanta - 9%
Los Angeles - 9%
Philadelphia - 9%
Austin - 9%
Houston - 9%
Hillsborough County (FL) - 9%

* Source: Minority Students and Public Education by Dr. Michael Holzman

Special Thanks to Phillip Jackson founder of the Black Star Project.

http://blackstarjournal.org/?p=3826