In case you haven't noticed, I'm a black chick. Okay, to some that may come as a surprise. But it's true.
Where my kids go to school, there is so little taught in the school about the the history of African Americans.... or Asians or Hispanics what mind you. There is just so little taught to the kids in this predominantly white school that at this time of year it bothers me.
Do you know that my oldest son's class did not speak of MLK last month?
Now, Cam's 2nd grade class did. His teacher actually asked me if CJ's 4th grade class had done anything and I told her no. I guess that the teachers feel that it is not a part of their curriculum. I find it a bit offensive as it is a part of our HISTORY and HISTORY is a part of the curriculum. On of the problems is, some teachers don't wanna go the extra mile to think outside of the box to get these important issues in.
As a PTO member, I wasn't going to initiate anything for Black History Month this year, as I and 1 or two other parents we the only ones who did anything last year. We went all out with a African Dance program and HUGE lunch for the teachers. This year I was going to step back and allow someone else to take the reigns and put something together.
I found out this morning that it just ain't happening.
SO I decided that although it will be nothing like last year, SOMETHING is better than nothing! I am going to AT LEAST get some Black History facts of the morning show, as ALL kids deserve to know about Black History!