The achievement gap between African-Americans and other ethnic groups has been well documented. Forums, books and nonprofit organizations expound on what should be done to improve educational outcomes for all children. It appears that African-American parents, educators, concerned citizens and the government are looking for something to save African-American children. African-American parents should not depend on others to do what we can do for ourselves.
Throughout the nation, standardized tests are used to measure academic achievement and to document the achievement gap. Recently, public schools in Atlanta were embroiled in a standardized-test cheating scandal. After an investigation, 178 educators were accused of misconduct. Some teachers allegedly changed the students’ answer sheets. Others simply gave the students the answers. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, one teacher said, “I had to give them the answers. Those kids were dumb as hell.” (Anniston Star)
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