Thursday, February 25, 2010

Interview with Stephen Stafford

Hear an interview with 13 year old Morehouse College student Stephen Stafford...from NPR.

We posted about Stephen Stafford back in January. I'm even more impressed after the interview. Unfortunately he isn't representative of Black students in the wider culture. He has parents who successfully shielded him from the wider culture and the wider education system.

I wish we could get to a point where Stafford isn't such an exception... such a stark contrast from what we typically see, but just a brilliant student within a culture that embraces and cultivates this type of excellence as the norm.

1 comment:

Annicka J. said...

I'm so happy to see this young man! While it's obvious that he is a prodigy, he doesn't have to be the exception. My people just need to step it up some in the parenting department. For the most part the American public school system is a joke. Parents have to work twice as hard and advocate nonstop to ensure their children are receiving the education they need to make it in what will be a highly competitive future job market. I don't think most people realize how much work goes into great parenting.