90% Of Black Parents Believe Their Child Is Proficient In Reading & Math, Reality Is Only About 18% Of 4th Graders Are

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Bibb Hubbard, founder of Be A Learning Hero joined Roland Martin on The Roland Martin Show to talk about helping parents navigate the changes in classrooms across the country so they can help their children be successful in school.

Hubbard explained, 90 percent of Black parents believe their child is proficient at reading and math, but that is not the case. Only 18 percent of African American fourth graders are reading at or above grade level proficiency, and 19 percent in math.

When it comes to secondary and higher education, 67 percent of African American students are required to take remedial courses at college for approximately two years

Hubbard said the best way parents can help their children is by aligning with their teachers on the educational goals of their child.

For more information visit Be A Learning Hero.

Be A Learning Hero’s  mission is to help you navigate what’s happening in classrooms and provide the best resources and information from some of the nation’s most trusted experts and organizations such as the National PTA, Scholastic, Common Sense Media, and GreatSchools.


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