Donner, J. K., & Schockley, K. G. (2010). Leaving Us Behind: A Political Economic Interpretation of NCLB and the Miseducation of African American Males. Educational Foundations, 24(3/4), 43-54.
The purpose of this article is to discuss the misalignment between public school assessment policies and teaching practices in accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, and the human capital, curricula, and soft-skill needs of the global economy. The authors suggest that changes regarding the nature of learning, how it is assessed, and the skills taught are critical to the educational and social success of African American males. Adapted from the source document.
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