By Faith Callens For the Tribune
CENTER POINT — Dr. John Plump spoke to the council about educational literacy and how it could reduce crime in the Center Point area on Thursday, Dec. 14.
Plump has been an educator for over 30 years and is also an author who has written three books to help teachers within the classroom.
Plump’s newest book is called “The student’s motivational manual to academic success.” Plump created this book to give students and teachers a motivated purpose and an easier understanding of why school is important.
“The book is written in a student-friendly form to try to get the attention of students so they will be able to see the value,” Plump said.
Plump’s book for students is divided into different sections such as “How to be successful” and “How to be morally accountable” to help kids who read the book see their education as worthy.
Plump is also a professional hearing officer for the Birmingham City Schools, and he believes children who come from nonprivileged academic backgrounds tend to waive unto negative and criminal activity.
“My goal is to try to partner with the City of Center Point to see about connecting some of my reading products to put in some of the schools in this area so teachers will be able to fundamentally affect academic and behavioral change at a very early age,” Plump said.
The council agreed to help Plump get his newest book into the schools in Center Point by purchasing several books within the next few weeks.
The cost of Plump’s newest book dedicated to students is $25.
Items approved on the consent agenda:
- Resolution 2021-49 Senior Citizen Appropriation
- The council is showing their token of appreciation to the senior citizens by giving them a Christmas party each year.
The next city council meeting will be held on Jan. 6, 2022.