A 2011 consultant’s study that questioned several hundred black male students about their schooling in Dallas ISD found the majority believe their race and gender influence how they are treated by teachers.
Some of the students believe they are stereotyped and are expected not to succeed.
Despite those findings and other insight gleaned from 520 black middle school and high school boys, the report was never presented to the DISD board of trustees or made public. District administrators provided no clear reason last week why dozens of copies of the report were found in a trash bin behind a district building.
The report was not included in information The Dallas Morning News received from DISD in a freedom-of-information request for reports focusing on black students after Jan. 1, 2010. The News obtained the report independently of the school district.
DISD spokesman Jon Dahlander said that staffers who were around when the report was compiled think it was used only for internal purposes. He said those asked to fulfill the News’ record request may not have been aware of the report. (Dallas News)
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