What Groups are Responsible for the Academic Failure of African American Students?

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What Groups are Responsible for the Academic Failure of African American Students?

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When African American Children cry out for help by failing academically or acting out, who is responsible for them falling through the cracks? If you ask teachers, the parents are to blame. If you ask the parents, teachers are to blame. If you ask administrators, the fault lies with the lack of parental involvement and quality teachers. If you ask the community, schools are to blame. The truth is that it is everyone’s job to effectively guide African American students through their formative years to adulthood. My Brother’s and Sister’s, if we fail to nurture and cultivate the next generation of Black leaders, who will uphold our legacy? Now ask yourself, which groups should be held accountable? Here is my list: The Role of Parents Parent participation plays a large role in a child’s academic success. Faculty and staff must seek and secure involvement and form partnerships with parents if children are to succeed academically, especially since school occupies only nine percent of childr

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