Friday, May 25, 2012

Malcolm X Elementary School - Has Trayvon Martin Day

Trayvon Martin Day declared at D.C. elementary school

WJLA -- In an effort to better educate students and their parents about race relations and social injustice, a D.C. elementary school has declared Friday “Trayvon Martin Day.”

Teachers at Malcolm X Elementary in Southeast are using the unfolding case and the story surrounding Martin as part of their "Let's Keep Our Children Safe" seminar.

Malcolm X Elementary Principal J. Harrison Coleman says that she hopes the lesson will help reduce the needless violence and bullying in the community.

"The children at Malcolm X know the name Trayvon Martin," Coleman said. "They know the incident. They know because of what they see in the news and what they experience every day."

The staff here hopes this day makes the students at Malcolm X understand that someone always cares. Coleman specifically is calling on more parents to volunteer and get involved.

Blog author's comments - A Trayvon Martin Day. Not a good lesson for the kids - how to rush to judgment without all the facts.

How do the Malcolm X Elementary school students compare with the rest of the US? I do think we can tell from the information in this link.

With scores that low I believe the principal and teachers should be concentrating on the core academic subjects needed to increase the children's chances for a good education.

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