I am writing to you today to inform you all about an article I have written for the Hebrew-Israelite Nation Times Magazine High Holy Days Issue 2016. The Education of Black Children in America: The Common Core and Homeschooling, discusses the state of education in the United States and its effect on Black Children. There is a glaringly consistent, distinctive pattern stretching over the course of several decades of degradation and complete failure on the part of the public school system, when it comes to the educating of our children. All the statistics are there, the studies and news stories make headlines nearly everyday, but nothing has ever been done to correct the academic disparities that exist and sadly this will not change.
Why? Because it doesn't matter to those in charge. The American public educational system has been in place for a very long time, since way before many of us were born. We as a people and as parents must act to ensure that our children achieve academically and are prepared for the future. Our children are not statistics, a number or a test score in somebody's high-tech database; they are human beings with their own unique heritage, Yah-given interests, talents and gifts. Our Israelite children need to know who they are, where they come from and about their people as a "nation of priests" who have been chosen to live a set-apart life. It is not just enough to know, they have to be taught how to live this out in their daily lives. They'll need to rehearse and put it into practice. We need our own schools, teachers, educational programs and curricula. Home education is a good starting point, I think.
Can you imagine Father Abraham or Jacob sending their children (Isaac, Joseph, Judah, etc.) off to be taught and raised away from home on a daily basis, to a place where "idolaters" did the work of teaching and raising of their precious children? No way! Yah forbid. This wouldn't even be an option. It shouldn't be an option for us either.
"Give ear O my people to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old: Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generations to come the praises of The Most High, and His strength, and His wonderful works that He hath done." (Tehillim 78:1-4) KJV 1611