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Revolution Time began the 2012 salute to African Heritage Month on Feb. 5th remembering Estevanico AKA Esteban, the North African Moor explorer who traversed the vast North American Mexican, Arizona and Texas territory.
Then Dr. Martha Bireda talks about her book "Schooling Poor Minority Children", calls for a fourth crusade for education justice and warns of the resegregation of U.S. schools.
and music from Angelique Kidjo
Thank you for tuning in! This week Lavinia & Boughetto start of the show with a few "good news" stories. Their main topic: "Resegregation" of schools & unequal education. Why and how is this happening 60 years after Brown v Board? Lavinia shares her personal experiences and observations of segregration within seemingly integrated schools. Rihanna picks on a teen fan for her Ri Ri inspired prom bat dress. Celebrity bullying and instagram foolishness. GTFOH News stories: Ray J to give Kim K $40,000 from their tape profits as a wedding gift. If that BS is true...smh. Baltimore Raven, Ray Rice avoids court for wollopin' on his girl. Boughetto reveals what she learned about the incident on her recent trip to the Atlantic City Revel Casino. Roll Call!!! The Maya Rudolph show debuted last week and Michael Jackson's ghost/hologram performed a song he didn't like at Billboard awards. Are you here for it? Weigh in on all our topics on Facebook (www.facebook.com/nerdyblackchicks) or Twitter (@nerdyblkchicks). Follow the chicks on Twitter & IG (Lavinia @shebeshonuff, Boughetto @boughettorising). You can listen to all of our past episodes on BlogTalkRadio, Itunes, & Stitcher. Please remember to show us some love by clicking that thumbs up, or by giving us a 5 star rating and leaving a review. You can also send us your feedback to email@example.com. We appreciate your appreciate your support!
Ari Berman from the Nation on how the GOP is adeptly maneuvering Congressional and state legislative maps to their benefit, wresting control of voting districts away from Democrats, resegregating the South. In the better half, Catholic bishops continue their stink over … Continue reading →
Public schools are administered at the federal level by the Department of Education. America spends $9,800 per public primary and secondary education student. The wealthy are being trained at private schools at more than triple the expenditures ($35,000). Beneath the numbers is the resegregation of children on the basis of class, race and immigration status. Johnson once said you cannot “take a person who for years has been hobbled by chains and liberate him, bring him up to the starting line of a race and then say, ‘You are free to compete with all the others.’ The investment in public school teachers is paltry for the wealthiest country in the world according to the National Center for Education Statistics, the United States ranks in some measures behind England, Italy, Japan, Scotland and way behind Germany in starting teacher pay.
An alternative teaching, Montessori Education, is an educational approach developed by an Italian physician and educator, Maria Montessori which is characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological development. Essential elements include: Mixed age classrooms with children aged 2½ or 3 to 6 years old for elementary; Student choice of activity; Uninterrupted blocks of work time; Students learn concepts from working with materials rather than by direct instructionMontessori's education method called for free activity within a "prepared environment", meaning an educational environment tailored to basic human characteristics and to the specific characteristics of children at different ages.
What is the world coming to its 2009 and we are trying to revert back to old days of segregation did out ancestors not lose their lives for our right to learn...
On this weeks show we wll discuss the issues that our affecting our school systems and out futures
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