This study examines the educational history of African Americans since their arrival in America in 1619. From milestones to major turning points in educational history, various Supreme Court decisions, and federal educational legislation, this study highlights the development of the African American system of education. This paper also examines the creation of the first legislation governing education of blacks in the 1700s and then evaluates the modern legislation pertaining to the education of blacks in America’s schools. Next, this paper examines the academic progress of African Americans by reviewing their performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading and mathematics assessment. Lastly, this study offers remedies for the current state of academic affairs for African Americans.
|Advisor:||Davis, Tarrah C.|
|Commitee:||Autin, Nancy P., Campbell, Kathleen, Dick, Steven, Farmer-Kaiser, Mary|
|School:||University of Louisiana at Lafayette|
|School Location:||United States -- Louisiana|
|Source:||DAI-A 80/08(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Educational tests & measurements, African American Studies|
|Keywords:||African Americans, NAEP, NCLB|
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