Changing expectations in educational outcomes for African American students – Reading Partners

Our expectations for students don’t just correlate with achievement, they have a direct impact on it. How we view a student’s potential directly influences their performance.

Over the years, there have been many changes and improvements in the educational landscape for African American students. But while progress has been made on some fronts, the road to educational equity is still far from over. In honor of Black History Month, we consider how we can improve educational opportunities and prospects for African American students by setting a high bar for achievement.

A long history of civil rights activism in education persists today.

Tackling issues as systemic as educational inequity take time and concerted effort to change. Along the way, countless leaders in the…

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