What About African American Girls

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Research Proposal & Preliminary Literature Review
What About African American Girls? African American girls continue to be dismissed academically at a systemic level in the K-12 public school system. Despite the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001, some students remain below the learning curve, in particularly, African American females. Until the educational stakeholders take responsibility for the inferior and inequitable resources, the persistent lack of funding, the racism and the class distinction that are institutionalized in the system—the achievement gap between White and Black females, will remain firmly in place (Ladson-Billings, 2006).
In order for all students to have equal access to education, the policy makers,
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The questions that will be asked are all open-ended and will assist in determining why some African American females don’t fare as well as other ethnicities academically in the public school system. The questions will be rephrased with probes and pauses, depending on how much information is received from the participant. More questions will be added as I proceed through the research process and gather more information from the participant. The focus will be on African American females, and each question that is asked will be recorded and examined in their own words from their perspective. At the end of the study, I will conduct a formal analysis and construction of meaningful findings.
Study Context
Statement of Problem African American girls are largely ignored when the race gap is examined. While it is true that African American girls fare better than African American boys, there is still a large discrepancy between Black and White girls. Upon reading the literature, it is clear that both the race driven education movement and the feminist education movement have forgotten Black girls. This is a phenomenon that needs further research. The disenfranchisement of the African American female child in the education system is a problem that has to be addressed. This study is needed because it is imperative that the public education system addresses the needs of all groups of students, regardless of their race or
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