School vs Education. 1.5 (Finale)
Hello, everyone! How’s it hanging at your end‽ Still on school vs education. Let’s pick it up where we left off.
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School vs Education (Continuance)
Well, maybe I can help
and just throw out there some names;
Mary Seacole, a Crimean war nurse,
Mary prince, a black female author,
to be precise, she was the first,
Bernie Grant, influential local activist and respected MP.
See, it’s funny when we think of our childhood memories;
a man who was actually funny, Lenny Henry.
Many others and the list continues;
Kwame Nkruma, the first Ghanian President
who retained independence from England,
the Windrush ship which brought Caribbeans to Britain.
So much to learn in just one month,
a tip of the iceberg, a tiny grace.
And what was the first black Roman emperor’s name?
Years passed and we are still caught up in the same Civil Rights age,
which isn’t bad if we learn something new,
but we don’t!
And we are not being taught enough about our culture,
so there’s no one else to blame but you,
and if you are not, then who?
Questions, questions, questions.
If you are not teaching us these things,
then I’m inclined to believe it’s because you don’t know.
You are the teacher, your job is to teach, so you must know.
Piece Credit: Originally written and performed by Samuel King.
Piece Title: What I wasn’t Taught in School.
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