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Black Boys’ Learning

By October 30, 2016 February 26th, 2019 No Comments

Kenya Scott is a U.S.-based entrepreneur living between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and their 10-year-old son, Malcolm. Kenya and her husband saved their son from being caught up in the medicated student money-making system that pays Big Pharma and justifies treating black boys like non-humans who need medication and harsh punishments.

Thankfully, Kenya combined her experience with a level-headed pediatrician and a her own strong intuition to arrive at the truth: Malcolm didn’t need medication, he needed to be liberated from the school system. And that’s exactly what she and her husband did for their son.

In Episode 15, Kenya and I talk about the trauma black children face in the American school system, seeing the value in intentional learning communities, and why we should stop sleeping on Minecraft (yes, for real!). We also compare Sudbury Schools and ALCs (Agile Learning Centers) in terms of model (daily structure) and money (accessibility).

4 GEMS FROM THIS EPISODE

  1. AN INTERESTING LINK BETWEEN CAREER READINESS AND GAMES LIKE MINECRAFT
  2. HEARTWOOD ALC’S WEBSITE
  3. THE ANNA JULIA COOPER LEARNING & LIBERATION CENTER (SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING IN ATLANTA)
  4. BLACK CHILDREN & THE SCHOOL-TO-PRISON PIPELINE
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