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Contents @FCTX2: Acknowledgments About the Author Introduction @FCTX:Part One: In the Classroom @FCTX2: 1. ?You Can Tell If They Care?: Why Students Need Caring and Highly Qualified Teachers 2. ?It Would Be Nice to Learn Something About My Culture?: A Plea for a Culturally Relevant and More Interesting Education 3. ?It Don?t Make No Sense to Give Us All These Tests?: Student Effort, Achievement, and Attitudes About Standardized Tests 4. ?They Just Think We?re Loud?: How Discipline Policies and Practices Can Affect Students? Attitudes About School @FCTX:Part Two: On the Schoolyard @FCTX2: 5. ?We Just Can?t Seem to Get Along?: Race Relations on Campus 6. ?You Don?t Know If They?re Gonna . . . Bust a Columbine on Everybody?: Why Schools Won?t Ever Be Entirely Safe 7. ?Everybody?s Intimidated by Us?: A Candid Conversation with African American Males 8. ?This Place Is Nasty?: How the School?s Physical Environment Can Contribute to Student Apathy @FCTX:Part Three: Out in the World: Beyond the Classroom and the Schoolyard @FCTX2: 9. ?Yes! They Do Care About My Education?: Parent Involvement in Schools 10. ?They Should Worry More About Our Future?: Why America?s Stepchildren Need a College Preparatory Curriculum 11. The Truth Can Set Us Free! Seven Lessons I?ve Learned About School Reform in America Bibliography Appendix A: Teacher Demographics Appendix B: Student Demographics Appendix C: Additional Information About the Student Questionnaire Respondents Appendix D: Teacher Questionnaire Results Appendix E: Student Questionnaire Results Appendix F: Classroom Management Exercise 1 Appendix G: Classroom Management Exercise 2 Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
African Americans -- Education.
Hispanic Americans -- Education.
Academic achievement -- United States.