Posts Tagged ‘education’

graduation

What’s going on world, it’s one half of the dynamic duo checking back in with everybody.  I know everybody is wondering where we been and if we even still do this.  Well the answer is we do still talk about things going on in life, the writing not so much.  I will admit it’s kind of hard to write when I write at my full-time job all day.    I’m not going to give you my normal spill and apologize for not bringing something fresh, I feel like jumping right back in like I never left.   As the season is under full swing,  I was motivated by several of my friends, associates, colleagues, clients, whomever in their recent endeavors.   Two close friends have recently obtained their master’s in their desired fields.  With that said congratulations to them and everybody else crossing into that next step.    As a spectator its great to see someone finally cross the finish line after a daunting and time-consuming race.  As a competitor you begin to look ahead at your own finish line, plotting on your end goal.    This thought of spectating verses competing raised the question,  are you graduating?
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After doing my previous post, many things about education were flowing through my head.  I really started thinking about the American educational system, both the positives and negatives, and I realized we are fighting a losing battle.  Our youth are being set up for failure early and often,  and it appears the country does not seem too bothered.  I remember growing up, hearing the stories that a public school education is inferior to that of a private school, I completely agree with this more so today then back in the 90’s.  Speaking on personal experience as a person whom attended public and private schools through different stages of education, I believe my best learning experiences came from the times when I attended public schools.  My elementary and high school were great examples of when I felt my public school education was far superior to anything remotely close from a private school.  Some may argue the point that both places were ranked in the top amongst the city during my times there, which is very justified. However that does not negate the fact that my public school education served me well during my encounters in those environments.  Fast forward to 2012 and take a look in the educational system.  There are more holes and questions than missing a bad Wayne Brady joke. … KEEP READING!

Since 1976 Black History Month has been celebrated annually every February.  The month of February was chosen to collaborate with the birthdays of Frederick Douglas and Abe Lincoln. This is also the month is which is the original black history week took place, the powers that be agreed to extend the week into a month.  For years many have argued about the month of February being the shortest of all twelve months, alluding to being ripped off. I could understand this, but I don’t think having a month that extends to the 30 or 31st will make a world of difference.

The real problem that I see is the lack of history being taught.  There is little to no celebration that occurs during this great month.  I can’t speak for every city around the country, but I know in my city of Baltimore, I have to search for events.  Many other holidays are celebrated in plain sight; local news stations updating you on the events, the newspapers highlight major activities, all type of things. Unfortunately none of that is happening out here…. Yes there are things to attend, but not for the everyday person to notice.  … KEEP READING!