Education News: Could Ebonics Help Black Students in the Classroom?

Essence.com
Dec, 16, 2009

Talks are underway to possibly include Ebonics as a part of the curriculum in a California school district as a way to boost test scores among African-American students, reports MSNBC.com. African-American students in the San Bernardino School District perform worse in school than other races. A sociologist from the University of California suggests that teaching Ebonics will increase students' desire to learn and stay in school. Two schools have already incorporated Ebonics into their curriculum as an experiment to see what it will take to tackle the problem.

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