I was told by my son's second grade teacher to take him out of the public school system and do so immediately. She was White. She said he was a smart Black male student and the school system would ruin him. I could find no other alternative school. She was right.
When I say them going down that path to set up his failure including giving him a failing grade after receiving a 100% and 90% on his tests. I removed him and home schooled him. This is the alternative choice. We have been brainwashed by the separateis not equal ruling that we can no longer educate our own children. His success in school was as mine in the 1950's and was due the education we both received at home before even entering school. My mother had us reading. The only place we could go on our own was to the library. That was a powerful message for self-education. Self-education is the only true alternative for our children.