Introduction

Ask any veteran educator of color about the current state of our educational system. Chances are, you will get many different perspectives. Most educators, if honest with themselves, see the insufficiency of it all. We really have no time for fluff. That being said...this thesis will get straight to the point. Many students of color are being left behind, while simultaneously the very best of our students are leaving the K-12 system incomplete.

Whatever reasons you’d like to attribute to so many students of color being at such a huge disadvantage is a debate that will leave you going in circles. In this thesis I will focus on common sense and realistic solutions that can and should be done immediately. If these solutions are rallied around and implemented, we can begin to move forward with addressing the real problem: colonialism and the eminent domain of everything.