Check out the video at Inequality and Education – Part 1, the video
Public Education is the civil rights issue of our time. Affirmative action programs are assessed not on the basis of what management says they do rather on the disparate impact it creates. The performance gap between white and black proves that our current education process has been failing for generations.
The time for talk is over. It is time for action. The reader is encouraged to share this video with every one you know and ask them to join us in this crusade to transform public education in America.
It is the single most important thing many of us will be asked to do for our country.
Please help this crusade go viral.
Here is the text of the video message in the event you are unable to pull up the video”
I’m Mel Hawkins, with a word about how inequality and education are affected by each other.
Inequality is ugly fact of life in America and is at the root of all of our nation’s problems.
It divides us as a people and threatens the very principles of democracy.
Is this really who we want to be?
Public schools were intended to be the great equalizer, yet the performance gap between black and white kids proves the education process has failed for generations.
It entraps young people in a cycle of poverty and hopelessness and sets them up for failure.
It, also, weakens our nation from within.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
We can address inequality simply by helping public education keep its promise to America, that everyone gets a quality education.
Reformers say our schools are failing while educators insist those same schools are better than ever.
They can’t both be right, but they can both be wrong.
When given an opportunity to walk in the shoes of public school teachers, I got a glimpse of the truth.
I saw students struggle in spite of the tremendous efforts of dedicated teachers and,
I witnessed an education process that is flawed beyond repair.
When systems like this break down and stop working, we must go back to the drawing board and reinvent it to produce the outcomes we want.
By applying my nearly fifty years of experience working with kids, providing leadership, solving problems for clients, and teaching; I created an innovative new model for education, focused on success.
It’s designed to help teachers give each and every child the unique attention they need to be successful, starting at the moment they arrive at our door.
By teaching to success, not failure, students will walk away with a quality education and the healthy self-esteem they will need to overcome challenges, even discrimination.
Charter schools serving a few kids are not the answer for the masses.
We have schools, everywhere, staffed with teachers and filled with kids.
This is where the challenge exists and where it must be met!
Black kids and other minorities suffer the most.
For that reason public education has become the civil rights issue of our time.
We must rally black America around this cause just like the civil rights movement in the 50s and 60s?
It’s time to make the dream come true for everyone.
When we all join in, we will be a powerful force for change.
Our kids are the future and we need every last one of them.
We cannot afford to waste a single child.
Please open your mind and examine my education model and white paper, at melhawkinsandassociates.com.
Share this video with everyone you know and ask them to join our crusade to transform public education.
This may be the most important thing you will ever be asked to do for your country so don’t just sit there!
Millions of kids are counting on you to do something.
Why not help our crusade go viral?
Is there a better gift for America’s kids than an education focused on success?
Remember, “It’s All About the Kids!”