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Document Number: 5694

Time To Move On: African American and White Parents Set an Agenda for Public Schools - This study examines the opinions of African American and white parents regarding education. Although the study finds many areas of agreement between both groups, there were disagreements. African American parents were more likely to believe schools should expect all kids to go to college and that having a diverse student body and teaching about the contributions of African Americans and other minorities is essential. Although they consider integration desirable, African American parents put more emphasis on improving academic achievement for their children. The authors list an agenda for improving public schools beginning on page 30, and supporting tables containing survey questions and responses on page 38. (Steve Farkas and Jean Johnson, Public Agenda, 1998)...

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