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The inability of urban public schools to stem the tide of failure that characterizes the plight of black male children in the inner city is well documented. The myriad reasons given for this situation are also well documented, and appear always to focus on the children or their environment as the cause. The most common reasons cited for their academic and social failings are that such boys come from poor, single-parent, female-headed households, that they have no positive male role models, and that they view the educational setting as feminine and not relevant to their daily lives.
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