A surprising truth about American education – The Washington Post

The Efforts and Struggles of being an African American in a Prestigious School.

He’s going home for Christmas. But most people at his prestigious college have no idea what he’s facing there.

A First Look at Americas Poverty and privileged Education



No surprise, Oppression,The gap is not new: it is the result of a long history of racial oppression and prejudice. Nonetheless, critics blame the schools and teachers for the existence of the gap and for the failure to close it.

1935, speaking to an audience of African American teachers in Georgia, the only way schools can im­prove society is to make men more intelligent by teaching them aca­demic skills.