ERIC Number: ED333054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Black Male Achievement: From Peril to Promise. Report of the Superintendent's Advisory Committee on Black Male Achievement.
Simmons, Warren; Grady, Michael
This report analyzes the problems of black males in Prince George's County (Maryland) and makes recommendations for improvement in the schools and the community. Inadequate funding, lack of a multicultural curriculum, and a shortage of African American role models were identified as the major school factors that place young black males at risk. Recommendations for school change include the following: (1) increase the level of school funding; (2) replace the Eurocentric curriculum with a multicultural curriculum; (3) increase the number of minority group school staff; (4) ensure that a majority of all minority groups have access to and succeed in advanced levels of the curriculum; (5) study the impact of special education policies and practices; (6) increase support to disadvantaged families; (7) strengthen mentoring and internship programs; and (8) extend the school year from 10 to 11 months. The following recommendations for community action are made: (1) elect public officials whose records support public education; (2) provide increased opportunities for African American youth to learn about themselves in their homes and community associations; (3) increase support for student achievement by establishing learning centers in local churches and youth activity centers; and (4) define, communicate, and model the values and behaviors essential to realizing success. Statistical data are presented in 43 tables. A list of 42 references is appended. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Prince George's County Public Schools, Upper Marlboro, MD.
Identifiers: African Americans; Maryland (Prince Georges County); Prince Georges County Public Schools MD