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ERIC Number: ED398335
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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Are We Still Receiving a Colored Education? Education of Black Students.
Hampton, Marjorie
With the 1964 Civil Rights Act, school segregation was to come to an end, but it may be that black students are still receiving a "colored" education. There are inequities and prejudices in U.S. institutions, and these have tremendous influences on how African Americans are perceived and accepted. The nation's African American students are disproportionately placed in special education, put on the slow track, or placed in low ability groups, and marked as having disciplinary problems. Administrative policies and practices, as well as teacher expectations about students' abilities and potential performances, affect curriculum placement as much as race, sex, and socioeconomic status. Through all of this, students are expected to do well on standardized tests. A test score alone is not a sufficient measure of aptitude, achievement, or educational abilities of African American students. African Americans must help motivate their children to succeed and to develop a sense of self-worth so that they do not settle for a "colored" education. (Contains 10 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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