Help Teens by Helping them before they become High School Dropout

In a recent Wall Street Journal article by Jonathan House, companies in Carrollton, Ga. And several European companies with operations in the US are working with a few local school districts to replicate an apprenticeship program for high school dropouts. According to career and development coordinator for the Olympic Community of Schools, “The way to transform education is providing more kids with work-based learning.

This type of approach only responds to the problem after the child has dropped out of high school. This program only treats the symptom of the problem. The central problem for high school dropouts is their inability to successfully negotiate through their classes. In some cases, Black students become the high school dropouts due to differences in the cultural values that both teachers and students bring to the classroom. Many Black parents with encouraging their children to attend a school that does not deliver as promised. For example, schools emphasize that upon graduating from high school, the student will have access to opportunities that will help them to reach higher income tax brackets. But the experience of the parent is that this is not necessary true due to their personal experiences that resulted in them avoiding becoming a high school dropout.

Children also see that avoiding the high school dropout syndrome has limited benefits. They see that their parents and peers have a limited income when they only attain a high school diploma. This is the same outcome for programs that limit the advancement of the high school dropout by providing jobs that create a perpetual underclass. Solving the high school dropout problem will help with the income inequality gap that Wall Street now confirms as one of the biggest challenges that continues to plague the US economy.

Eliminating the high school dropout problem has to begin by enhancing the classroom relationships with the teacher and student. When teachers and students have positive teacher student classroom relationships students are more likely to attend school and do well in class backseat they are open to receiving the education that the teacher has to offer. Since most high school dropouts are Black students, eliminating the high school dropout problem will require that schools promote positive racial teacher student classroom relationships.

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Dr. Derrick L. Campbell, Ed.D.

http://www.positiveracialrelationships.com

PO Box 1668 Blackwood, NJ 08012

Published Book – Promoting Positive Racial Teacher Student Classroom Relationships

“The model that you use to analyze teacher-student relationships is a good one for most school districts”.

~ Joe Vas ~ Perth Amboy Mayor

“Dr. Campbell’s Cultural Relationship Training Program is comprehensive, informative, and should be required training for all schools”

~ Darrell Pope ~ Hutchinson Kansas NAACP President

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About Classroom Racism Exterminator

Racism is a menace and so we’ve been taught for ages which is the primary need for a diversity expert. However, even in this modern society of today where we see a lot of colored celebrities performing on stage with huge fan followings and of course an Afro-America President for the USA, we are still in a phase where racism exists in all its brutal glory and has been eating away at the society like a plague. Classrooms, are one of the most affected areas where color differences and racism exists to its extremes. Even after decades of progress and a lot of communal efforts at bridging the gaps between colored students, white students and teachers, it is sad to say that the disparities still exist and are just as pronounced today as they were back in the 1950s. Colored students, even in the likes of New York City, are attending under resourced schools or have been significantly isolated and made to be unequal in regular schools. Even if the teachers are well-intentioned, perpetuating the structural racism that has taken deep roots into the fabric of our education system is a tough task and make the need for a diversity expert imperative. Teachers need to recognize the biases that exist within the classroom and also take conscious measures to address them and their own biases of course. James Baldwin once said, “it is your very own responsibility to change this society, if you think of yourself as an educated person.” Dr. Derrick L. Campbell took this quote very effectively and straight to the heart and thus this Classroom Racism Exterminator happened. Classroom Racism Exterminator is an initiative that will teach you about your duty and moral obligation towards eliminating racism from the classrooms. This is where and how you will learn about what you need to do to produce a better society that is free of biases and disparities amongst the blacks and the whites. Because we understand how classroom biases and conversations about racism are difficult and how teachers and students almost avoid the topics altogether, we have put together a range of effective methods and products to help address the problem at hand and talk meaningfully to counter issues related to race and racism in the classroom. Diversity expert Dr. Campbell understands that it takes a lot of courage to talk about race and racism and that racial issues need to be viewed through a very critical lens that can understand and attend to the pertaining aspects of racism in the classroom. And therefore through this website we have made a conscious effort to eliminate racism from the classroom and make the educational system equal and beneficial for all. We know and we understand that there are no words that can actually describe how racism feels. There are cases and everybody tends to deal with it in their own manner. Some might lash out verbally or others might just withdraw into shells. Whatever the case, people don’t talk about it openly and teachers don’t really make a conscious effort at addressing the issue. We don’t really know if our children or if the youth is learning to be educated or become racists in their classroom. Our program is focused on helping children of color and regardless of their race, their full potential. We want every student to be able to recognize and reach their full potential so that they think of themselves as responsible citizens of their country and not regard themselves as worthless human beings. Here you will find motivational books and flash card games, all of which have been designed focusing on eliminating racism completely from our classrooms. The books and the games have been consciously designed keeping in mind the American society and educational system. It is a small effort on our and Dr. Campbell’s part to help this society become a better place to live in. A little about diversity expert Dr. Campbell Dr. Derrick L. Campbell the driving force behind Classroom Racism Exterminator is a dynamic figure and a constant source of motivation for us. He has a Bachelors of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology, Math Education, a Masters in Education Administration and also holds a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership. Dr. Campbell is a well known personality throughout the nation. He has lectured at various events including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Conference and a lot of local churches. He is a personality well dedicated towards eliminating the plague of racism from our classrooms and helping every child recognize his/her true potential not the color of their skin. He realizes how a child would feel if he/she was made to think they are worthless human beings. Diversity expert Dr. Campbell is compassionate and related to the experiences and therefore this initiative is a constant and continual effort to eliminate racism manifested in us, completely from the classroom and from our society.
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