Three Articles on Achievement Goals for African-Americans
These three articles, all appearing around August 21, 2001, focus on a growing demand in the African-American community for quality education, even at the expense of integration. Vote in the Black/White Achievement Gap poll at the bottom of this page.
From the Christian Science Monitor:
Parents protest from Greensboro, N.C., to San Francisco to win a greater say in their own children's education.
From William Raspberry's Column:
By WILLIAM RASPBERRY
CAN it be that one of the reasons why inner-city children tend to do poorly in school is: bilingual education?
And, finally, from Walter E. Williams Column:
linguistics professor at the Berkeley campus of the University of California,
has written a compelling essay in the summer 2001 issue of City Journal
titled, "Toward a Usable Black History." In his article McWhorter says
that, while it would be folly not to teach the history of the injustices of
slavery and gross racial discrimination," a history of only horrors cannot
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