We Have to Get Education Right for Black Students and Families in 2020

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We Have to Get Education Right for Black Students and Families in 2020
Group of two young african american girls who are sisters

TANESHA PEEPLES: I’m just going to get straight to the point. We have to get education right for Black students and families. Point blank and period. I don’t subscribe to the “new year, new me” mantra anymore because I recognize change doesn’t happen overnight. Instead, I’m a practitioner of consistency—knowing that change takes time and is possible with determination, constant practice and conviction. But in some cases, the “new year, new me” mantra is still applicable because some changes absolutely have to be made with urgency. Sometimes consistency doesn’t cut it. In the context of our public education system, the practice of consistency has worked—but only to intentionally obstruct our kids’ academic success. CLICK FOR MORE