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Edited by Marge Scherer and the Educational Leadership Staff
Table of Contents
by Alfred W. Tatum
By providing meaningful reading material and encouraging honest debate, teachers can help African American adolescent males embrace the power of text.
The field of education is saturated with studies documenting the poor performance and achievement deficits of African American males throughout their school years. National reading achievement data continue to indicate that as a group, African American males—particularly adolescents in middle and high school classrooms—are not performing well.
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