PSYCHOSOCIAL ISSUES AFFECTING African-American STUDENTS
PSYCHOSOCIAL ISSUES AFFECTING
"They never want to hear what I have to say…it doesn't matter who started a fight, or what a teacher said to you that made you mad.
You might have something heavy going on at home but no one asks.
They're not interested. They just want you out of the school."
17-year-old 11th grade African-American female student, NYC
(Sullivan, 2007, p. iii).
In New York City, one of the two largest urban public school districts in the United States (U.S.), as well as throughout the U.S. An educational crisis exists; particularly relating to African-American students, that links to a number of factors. According to Sullivan (2007) in the published study, Deprived of Dignity. Degrading treatment and abusive discipline in New York City & Los Angeles public schools, 58% of African-American fourth grade students attending school in the U.S. during 2005...
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