The Trouble With Black Boys: ...And Other Reflections on Race, Equity, and the Future of Public Education

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Wiley, Apr 29, 2009 - Education - 368 pages
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For many years to come, race will continue to be a source of controversy and conflict in American society. For many of us it will continue to shape where we live, pray, go to school, and socialize. We cannot simply wish away the existence of race or racism, but we can take steps to lessen the ways in which the categories trap and confine us. Educators, who should be committed to helping young people realize their intellectual potential as they make their way toward adulthood, have a responsibility to help them find ways to expand identities related to race so that they can experience the fullest possibility of all that they may become. In this brutally honest—yet ultimately hopeful— book Pedro Noguera examines the many facets of race in schools and society and reveals what it will take to improve outcomes for all students. From achievement gaps to immigration, Noguera offers a rich and compelling picture of a complex issue that affects all of us.

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There is a lot of good, insightful writing in here. - Goodreads
Very academic and well-researched. - Goodreads
He also has the research to back it up. - Goodreads
There are a couple of traps for research in this field. - Goodreads

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What does it mean to be a man? And how can we create a system for men to succeed? Recently I went to a talk by this author and at one point he said, “we need to raise this debate, provocatively.” What ... Read full review

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Some interesting ideas but a lot of repetition from essay to essay. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Pedro A. Noguera is a professor at the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University, the executive director of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education, and the co-director of the Institute for the Study of Globalization and Education in Metropolitan Settings (IGEMS). Noguera received the 2008 Race and Gender Equity Award from the Schott Foundation for Public Education.

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