On Friday, July 15, the 8 Black Hands shared their feelings about Black education. They are tired of hearing about Black kids not having the right education. They are tired of Black kids being in an environment where they don’t feel comfortable. Kids should be in an environment where they feel safe and can learn.
Our ancestors aren’t getting respect for all the things they’ve done for us. They’ve gotten murdered, and we haven’t been using the educational resources they fought for so we could be literate. We should honor their legacy and respect what they did for us and our family members.
Teachers are getting paid even if their students don’t learn. Some don’t care if Black kids learn. I don’t think that’s fair, and neither do 8 Black Hands. These teachers are basically just getting paid to sit there and do nothing.
The 8 Black Hands said they want a real solution, not a temporary solution that will work for a few years. They want permanent solutions.
Another problem mentioned was parents needing to do more. They need to make sure their children learn how to read. They should make their kids read at home so they won’t be in 6th grade reading on a level D. In 6th grade, you should be at the end of the alphabet when it comes to reading levels.
I know that education is important, and so do the 8 Black Hands. I’m glad I got to hear their presentation.
Read On Code & On Point: 8 Black Hands Provides Parent Guide if you want to read my mom’s thoughts about the event, or read Parents are a Part of a Kid’s Education to find out what my brother thinks.
Jeremiah J. Barnes will enter 6th grade during the upcoming school year. He loves STEM and reading. He has a twin brother named James. In his spare time, he likes to play video games, read, and look at science videos.