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ERIC Number: EJ548912
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0003-0953
Beyond "Ebonics."
Marlowe, John
American School Board Journal, v184 n7 p30-31,39 Jul 1997
Describes why the Oakland School Board proposed to apply African Language Systems principles to move students closer to English proficiencies. The board's objective--to raise the language skills of African-American students--was interpreted as a proposal to teach substandard English and was used to validate racist dialog. The public furor ignored the growing achievement gap between white and minority students. (LMI)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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