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All Black Parents Need To Do These Things When the School Year Starts

By Nomalanga Mhlauli-Moses

For many parents across the country, putting their children into public schools is not something they think of as a decision that they have to make; they look at it as the only option they have. Personally, I believe that Black kids should be home-schooled because the public school system was designed for the majority of the population and not minorities. In short, it was not designed for Black kids. Even so, I recognize that not all parents have the desire to home-school their children.

The following is a list of things that every parent who sends their child (children) to school must do at the beginning of the school year:

Visit the Department of Education for your State

The department of education has a wealth of information about what your child should be learning at their grade level as well as what the expectations are for schools, teachers and administrators. Arm yourself with all the information that you can and don’t only depend on the school to keep you informed about your own child’s education.

Meet With the School principal

It is a good idea to meet with the school principal so that you know who they are and they know who you are. Children who appear to have absent parents tend to be the ones that do not get the attention and resources that they may need.

Meet With the Class Teacher

For the same reason that you meet with the principal, it is also important to meet with your child’s teacher. A successful student is usually the result of a good partnership between student, parents and teachers. Make sure that the teacher knows you are available to meet, volunteer and participate in school activities and that you intend to be a regular presence at the school. Also make sure you understand each other’s expectations as well as what is expected of your child.

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