“Multiplication Is for White People”: Raising Expectations for Other People’s Children

Author Lisa Delpit
ISBN-10 1595588981
ISBN-13 9781595588982
Year 2013-03-05
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher The New Press
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Lisa Delpits Other Peoples Childrenwhich has sold more than a quarter million copies to dateis a paradigm shifting highly acclaimed exploration of the cultural slippage between white teachers and students of color In her long awaited and now bestselling second book Multiplication Is for White People the award winning educator reflects on the last fifteen years of reform effortsincluding No Child Left Behind standardized testing alternative teacher certification paths and the charter school movementthat have left a generation of poor children of color feeling that higher educational achievement is not for them Hailed as illuminating Publishers Weekly thought provoking Harvard Educational Review and a much needed review of the American educational system Kirkus Reviews Multiplication Is for White People is a passionate reminder that there is no achievement gap at birth Poor teaching negative stereotypes and a curriculum that does not adequately connect to poor childrens lives conspire against the prospects of poor children of color From K 12 classrooms through the college years Delpit brings the topic of educating other peoples children into the twenty first century outlining a blueprint for raising expectations based on a simple premise that all aspects of advanced education are for everyone

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