"Slow learner' now a college president Dr. Billy Hawkins, Kent native, at helm of second college

Feb 22, 2009 Full story: Recordpub.com 8

By Colin McEwen Record-Courier staff writer Dr. Billy Hawkins, a Kent native, recently completed his first year as the president of Talladega College, which is the second college he has directed.

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Teresa Kent OH

Mansfield, OH

#1 Feb 22, 2009
Obviously there was some kind of indication that Mr. Hawkins needed extra help in school or he wouldnt have been put in the "slow learners" class. Perhaps the slow learners education in Kent is SOOO GOOD that it helped Billy succeed in the end?

I will say this for anyone reading this: if you have a child that IS labelled anything: add, adhd, handicapped, autistic, etc... KENT IS THE PLACE TO SCHOOL your child. In fact, the only complaint I have about Kent schools ( I went there and my children did too) is that Kent forgets that they have NORMAL CHILDREN. All the focus is put on "slow learners" and if you're "normal" you will be ignored.

Also, if you're African-American, you can do no wrong here in Kent. You are special and will treated as such. Fail your class and you'll be passed !!!
simple me

Akron, OH

#2 Feb 23, 2009
My best to DR. William Hawkins!Kent is proud of YOU!Go Billy and best of luck. There are people from Roosevelt High School who have made it in life.Hoo Rah!
1 Voice

Flint, MI

#3 May 13, 2009
Theresa, read the book Keeping Black Boys out of Special Education, by Jawanza Kunjufu. It says there are a diproportionately number of males, especially black, that are in special ed. You are not treated special, but your true talents and abilities are nurtured. How would Mr. Hawkins become an associate dean if not qualified? You sound a little racist. I would not allow my child to be passed unless he earned it.
so you say

Akron, OH

#4 May 16, 2009
I think Billy dumped Theresa in school for a another white chick.Get over it!
Vusi

Europe

#6 May 3, 2011
Im a slow nd i wnt 2 be a DR
nozulu

South Africa

#7 Jun 30, 2011
I rlly want 2 go 2 college which must I 2?
mbuso

United States

#8 May 15, 2012
greets every1 ..me looking for help ,where can i go ?
Ish

London, UK

#9 Nov 10, 2012
My brother is a slow learner and needs extra attention. My family and I have tried a lot but he needs somebody who can understand him. Do you think my brother will be able to fit in that school as he is 22 years? Is it a private or government school?

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