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ERIC Number: EJ1023535
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0960
Disappearing into the Unknown: The State of Black Male Achievement in American Public Schools
Dyce, Cherrel Miller
Multicultural Perspectives, v15 n3 p165-167 2013
There is a national crisis in American education. Low test scores, inadequate schools, poverty, and disenfranchisement have relegated Black male students to the margins of this democratic republic. Consequently, the lack of participation of Black male students is the most important issue facing American education. If this issue is not addressed with alacrity, the central tenets of this democratic nation will decay. Undoubtedly, this nation can no longer ignore such a crisis. It is time for concerned constituencies to conduct a careful examination of the socio-cultural, political, and economic consequences of an education system that is failing a large segment of the American populace. This nation can no longer accept failure, and the research is conclusive, a lack of participation at the K-12 level results in limited to no participation at the postsecondary level. In this article, the author poses the question: how do we begin to crawl out of this darkness of an American education system that is failing its Black male students? In her evaluation, she offers three suggestions to greatly reduce the likelihood of Black males disappearing into the unknown.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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