Spelling Beez Champ Avoids The Trap

Zaila Avant-garde, a 14 year old girl from Louisiana, recently became the 93rd and first Black American winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. There was a another Black champion from Jamaica in 1998, Miss Jody-Anne Maxwell, however, the event has been historically dominated by Asians and other non-Black people of color. Zalia took homeContinue reading “Spelling Beez Champ Avoids The Trap”

CRT Not at Fault – RACISM IS TAUGHT

Critical Race Theory (CRT) has been a controversial topic of discussion in the news recently. Our politicians, academics, activists and civil-rights scholars are all engaging in a battle to define, promote or debunk this academic movement. For today’s post, I felt a need to address it after Caitlyn Jenner, candidate for California Governor, transgender andContinue reading “CRT Not at Fault – RACISM IS TAUGHT”

Education Post Lockdown

Our educational indoctrination system is struggling to adjust itself in terms of how best to administer America’s curriculum following the onset of COVID-19 in 2020 and its challenges. Numerous questions still abound and need to be resolved in order to invigorate a system that was temporarily crippled from providing its traditional in-person instructional services. ForContinue reading “Education Post Lockdown”

Black His-story 365 24 seven

The month of February has been designated as Black History Month. Its origins first germinated back a half a century after the Thirteenth amendment abolished slavery in the United States. Spearheaded by the G.O.A.T Carter G. Woodson and minister Jesse E. Moorland in 1915, Black History Month was created as a means to acknowledge and honorContinue reading “Black His-story 365 24 seven”

Mind Programming B – – 4 – – 9

As I looked at the current state of our educational indoctrination system, I pondered about the timeframe when humans are most vulnerable to inaccurate information about themselves, others and the world. The revelation or “ahah” moment occurred when I was reminded about the receptivity of children between birth and seven years old particularly when their rightContinue reading “Mind Programming B – – 4 – – 9”

Rockin It to the Top

In the United States, all children are required to be educated via a public or state-accredited private system. It can vary from state to state with certain exceptions, most notably homeschooling, which is also a viable option. Compulsory education refers to a period of mandatory educational attendance determined by the student’s age. Virtually all statesContinue reading “Rockin It to the Top”

The Patriotic Education Agenda

The American educational indoctrination system is flawed. Nothing proves it more than the recent educational programming announcement by “45” called Patriotic Education. Apparently, our president is not supportive of changing the educational curriculum to more accurately reflect authentic, American His-torical events. He does’t want to see the old system changed but would like it toContinue reading “The Patriotic Education Agenda”

Blinded By Science

As schools continue reopening (remotely or in-person instruction), I wondered about the fate of science. More specifically, when did science become so distrusted in this country? In the field of education, the acronym STEM stands for the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics which are integrated using a hands-on approach with relevant learning experiences.Continue reading “Blinded By Science”

School Daze 2020

It’s officially August. Most American schools usual open by the end of the month. News reports are showing some school districts preparing to welcome students back while incorporating the social distancing guidelines, increasing cleaning protocols, online teaching options and staggered classes. Teachers and administrators are expressing both support and concern about returning to these environmentsContinue reading “School Daze 2020”