Skip to comments.Psychologist to educators: Failure of black males to graduate not your fault
Posted on 01/26/2011 1:33:23 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
A noted psychologist told a gathering of teachers, school officials and parents that the reason why black males are struggling to graduate high school has very little to do with the failures of teachers.
It has much more to do with the failures of modern society, he said.
"I'm unwilling to stand up here and pretend that you are somehow responsible for their failures," Na'im Akbar told teachers Tuesday at a symposium on graduation rates at Atlantic Community High School. The symposium was the second meeting of a task force started by the school district to generate ideas to improve graduation rates, particularly among black males.
The graduation rate for Palm Beach County black males is about 65 percent, far behind the nearly 82 percent districtwide rate, according to a letter from Superintendent Art Johnson in the symposium program.
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“Na’im Akbar”, Amish again... so sad when the Amish go bad...
ahh, the soft bigotry of low expectations...
I think there is blame to go around, but people need to take ownership for their own failures, mainly because they are the ones who are most impacted by them. Pointing fingers at someone else for your failure to graduate from high school doesn’t get you a high school degree. It might make you feel a little better, but you still are a high school dropout.
Hard to improve when all your peers in the ‘hood say that any attempt to educationally improve yourself is “Acting White”.
Naim Akbar whatever happened to normal names like Leroy or Willie?
“Acting White” by Ron Christie a powerful and sad book about the failure of the black community.
No, failure falls at the feet of their baby mommas and daddies.
It isn’t teachers that are the reason blacks do not graduate....it is the black culture that considers it “being white” to get an education.
When your culture is as advanced as farm animals...its no wonder the graduation rate is so low.
To be fair, there's plenty of blame to go around. It's Michelle Bachmann's fault too!
It is the brilliant leadership by example of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and their followers that are responsible for the factoid there are more 18-14 black males in jail than there are in college. Maybe prison trade schools might help the numbers....
How about the failure of everyone to hold them responsible for their own lives and the direction those lives take.
“It has much more to do with the failures of modern society”
...like schools too hard? Not enough money? Need new computers? Lunch isn’t nutritious enough? #2 pencils are too expensive?
He was probably born a Leroy or Willie,
but then changed his name when he “got religion”.
There you go!....Injecting common sense!.....Common sense is not P.C.!
Yes, and uphill a little bit further is the REASON there even ARE “baby mamas” and “baby daddies”.
The left’s welfare system.
Society is to blame= we need more taxpayer $$$$
How about failure of the individual to take advantage of the opportunity that they have been given.
They are only suited for use as abd, Mr Akbar?
No racism here, eh?