Black male child.
Negative teacher bias.
Public schools did everything to hold my son back; homeschool freed him to start early college at age 14.
Part 1 of BEYOND MIS-EDUCATION shares what he experienced to show parents how vital it is that they are involved with their children's public education.
Part 2 shares research about the damage public schools can do to highly and profoundly gifted children, and about how and why Black boys are excessively labeled and medicated for ADHD and/or placed in Special Education
The risk to our children is too great to have blind faith in public schools. American schools are failing our children. Twelve years is a long time to trust our children to public schools and not know what's going on.
We can take the time to visit their classes and hold schools accountable now, or we could literally end up having to take the time to visit them in prison or a cemetery later (the school to prison pipeline is real!). The situation is critical for highly to profoundly gifted children in general, and for Black boys in particular...
I am not about teacher-bashing, but teachers are human and implicit bias (or deliberate bias) against certain students is a problem. You need to know if your child is one of those "certain" students, and you need to be prepared to advocate for your child.
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