By Atum Azzahir Contributing Writer In examining our Black community’s expressions of pain and suffering, abuse, neglect and abandonment, we are finding that these expressions (which show up as impatience, intolerance, being short-fused, not being able to listen, slapping, name calling, hearing about and seeing murders or other killings) are affecting our children. We are … [Read more...]
Message to Parents: Parents are the First Teachers and Home the First School
Welcome, MSR readers, to our latest effort to keep the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder’s journalism focused on the most critical issues affecting our community. This section, which will appear every other week, supplements the reporting we have done and will continue to do on the devastating educational achievement gap that is leaving so many of our youth ill-prepared for the challenges of the modern world.
Sharing the wisdom of our partner-advisors as well as information provided by our own writers, the MSR dedicates our “Message to Parents” to the upcoming generations who will inherit the earth from us. We want all of you to become as literate and well-educated and fully prepared as possible to take up the life challenges ahead. To that end we are reaching out to your parents with the best information and advice we can find to support your first teachers as they help you discover and achieve your highest potential.
Questions or comments about Message to Parents may be directed to Jerry Freeman, MSR senior editor, firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-827-4021.