From the MacArthur Awardwinning education reformer and author of the bestselling Other Peoples Children, a long-awaited new book on how to fix the persistent black/white achievement gap in Americas public schools As MacArthur Awardwinning educator Lisa Delpit reminds usand as all research showsthere is no achievement gap at birth. In her long-awaited second book, Delpit presents a striking picture of the elements of contemporary public education that conspire against the prospects for poor children of color, creating a persistent gap in achievement during the school years that has eluded several decades of reform. Delpits bestselling and paradigm-shifting first book, Other Peoples Children, focused on cultural slippage in the classroom between white teachers and students of color. Now, in Multiplication Is for White People, Delpit reflects on two decades of reform effortsincluding No Child Left Behind, standardized testing, the creation of alternative teacher certification paths, and the charter school movementthat have still left a generation of poor children of color feeling that higher educational achievement isnt for them. In chapters covering primary, middle, and high school, as well as college, Delpit concludes that its not that difficult to explain the persistence of the achievement gap. In her wonderful trademark style, punctuated with telling classroom anecdotes and informed by time spent at dozens of schools across the country, Delpit outlines an inspiring and uplifting blueprint for raising expectations for other peoples children, based on the simple premise that multiplicationand every aspect of advanced educationis for everyone.
Additional ISBNs: 9781595588982, 1595588981, 9781595587701, 1595587705