"Multiplication is for white people" : raising expectations for other people's children /

Presents a striking picture of the elements of contemporary public education that conspire against the prospects for poor children of color, creating a persistent gap in achievement during the school years that has eluded several decades of reform.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Delpit, Lisa (Author)
Format: Book
Published: New York : The New Press : Distributed by Perseus Distribution, 2012.
Table of Contents:
  • There is no achievement gap at birth
  • Infinite capacity
  • Stuff you never would say : successful literacy instruction in elementary classrooms
  • Warm demanders : the importance of teachers in the lives of children of poverty
  • Skin-deep learning : teaching those who learn differently
  • "I don't like it when they don't say my name right" : why "reforming" can't mean "whitening"
  • Picking up the broom : demanding critical thinking
  • How would a fool do it? : assessment
  • Shooting hoops : what can we learn about the drive for excellence?
  • Invisibility, disidentification, and negotiating blackness on campus
  • Will it help the sheep? : university, community, and purpose.