Dr. Johnson gave advise to parents about how to protect their children from unnecessary being put in specials educations and given dangerous medication by school psychologist that could affect a student's educations and life. He recommended reading every piece of paper in school meetings and parents knowing their children's educational rights. He said if something is unclear, have someone else look over papers before signing papers about providing special educations service. This is especially true before parents sign to have their children medicated. He talked about having a support hotline and a committee for African American and Latino parents to have advocates in cities across the country to make sure the proper legal process is being done. He is also opening up a school that he is trying to raise money for.
This event relates to what we discuss about single stories. I believe that so many teachers and people in the school system have presumptions of what African Americans and Latinos are like before getting to know them which leads to them giving up on them easily. If some teachers were able to see pass some of the preconceived notions about students of colors and recognize that there is more to them, then maybe there wouldn't be so many students in special ed. There is a system of injustice for students of color and the single stories that perpetuates images of students of color as worthless. The ones who suffer the long term affect of being on meds that they really don't need and miseducation are the African American students and Latinos/