January 23, 2012
African-American Rise in Modified Education
There have commonly been a high number of African-American students in modified education. One organization wants to investigate this topic further. The National Association for the Education of African American Children with Learning Disabilities is collaborating with federal officials cross country to insure students are classified properly by school districts and maintaining necessary services.
“This project will start a movement of parents that are not solely dependent upon the school system for their children’s success but will allow them to discover how to work with schools in order to achieve academic success based on learning style,” said Nancy Tidwell, president of the National Association for the Education of African American Children with Learning Disabilities.
Findings indicate that 31% of students that are African-American have a mental challenge. 28% also have an emotional challenge. However, only approximately 16% of African-American students attend public schools.
This movement of activism focuses on support systems of African-American students. The organization wants to train 20 master teachers. Those teachers will then be expected to reach support systems instructing them about modified education services online and in person.