Public Agenda polled 800
black parents and 800 white parents about how their
children fared in the nation's public schools. The
following are some of their responses regarding things that
happened in their childrens' classrooms.
% of black
parents saying this happening because of their child's
Teacher expected too little from child on academic
work like homework, class participation, and
Teacher or school suggested that child be tested
for a learning disability or attention-deficit
Teacher blamed or punished child for bad behavior
when it wasn't really child's fault.
or seriously considered asking to change child's class
because child was getting treated badly.
Net percentage of respondents experiencing
any of the above.