The No Child Left Behind national education program pinpoints the increasing number of failing, predominantly black schools. Why do black pupils in any school, on all levels, in all states, regardless of family income do so badly? In his controversial book, The Emperor Has No Clothes:The Crisis in American Inner City Schools, Dr. Richard J. Gordon states that this is not due to poor facilities, lack of money, poor teachers, or racism. He asserts that the REAL reasons black students so often fail in school are black peer pressure to do poorly, poor black parenting, and poor black leadership. Is this true? We’re talking to Dr. Gordon this Saturday to find out.
Wright On The Edge, Saturday from 1-3pm on WOL and streaming live at woldcnews.com