Ladson-Billings, G. (2013). “Stakes Is High”: Educating New Century Students.The Journal of Negro Education, 82(2), 105-110.
My apologies to iconic hip-hop artists, De La Soul for I have shamelessly appropriated the title, “Stakes is high” to underscore the importance of the work ahead for educators, students, parents, community members, and researchers as we attempt to develop a generation of what I call “new century” students for a world we can hardly imagine. Through this article, I would like to address the so-called achievement gap, the concept of new century students, and the magnitude of the challenges that lay ahead—particularly as they pertain to African American students.
Full article can be found here: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7709/jnegroeducation.82.2.0105