Working on Bino and Fino has introduced me to some great people doing important work. One of those is Neil Mayers. I met him through another great guy, Tony Warner from Black History Walks at several of their joint events. Neil has a book out called Gifted at Primary Failing By Secondary. It looks at how the British education system is failing black male students especially. But he doesn’t come from the angle you’d expect. It’s not about sitting back and ‘blaming the system’. It’s more about what steps you can take as a parent to make the system work for your children.
Even though that’s his focus, the themes covered in his book could be used by parents of all races in many countries. You might not agree with all he has to say, as we all know there’s no one fixed way to parent, but I feel what he has to say is important.
Check out his website . http://www.giftedatprimary.com/v3/Home.html