This article provides a critical look at the historical barriers to learning for African American students attending public schools. It includes an emphasis on the negative school experiences of Black students, as well as statistics on the academic performance of the Black student population. Strategic tools to help educators address the unique needs of Black students and ways of engaging parents to support the academic progress of their children are included.
Thompson, Gail L. and Shamberger, Cynthia T.
"The Gift That Can Save Lives: Teaching Black Students to Become Good Readers,"
Journal of Research Initiatives: Vol. 1
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.uncfsu.edu/jri/vol1/iss3/5