Young adult African-American males interviewed by the St. Petersburg Times reveal some common themes about their school days: They recall feeling disenfranchised, trapped in stereotyped roles, and lacking in meaningful connections with their teachers and other adults.
“I feel like I intimidate most of them,” one current high school senior says of his teachers. “They expect us to fill a seat, that’s all.”
(HT: Education Equality Project, via Twitter.)
A version of this news article first appeared in the Teaching Now blog.