“Stop blaming black parents for underachieving kids”

Andre M. Perry makes some thoughtful points in this Washington Post piece, Stop blaming black parents for underachieving kids.

Here’s an excerpt:

Clearly, there is widespread belief that black parents don’t value education. The default opinion has become “it’s the parents” — not the governance, the curriculum, the instruction, the policy, nor the lack of resources — that create problems in urban schools. That’s wrong. Everyday actions continuously contradict the idea that low-income black families don’t care about their children’s schooling, with parents battling against limited resources to access better educations than their circumstances would otherwise afford their children.

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