Public Schools Constrain Blacks, Author Says

The Root Recommends: A new book that blames public education for creating a growing education gap.

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Lisa Delpit's latest book, "Multiplication Is for White People": Raising Expectations for Other People's Children, is another installment in the author's crusade to expose the systemic issues with America's public education system, and their effects on a growing achievement gap between whites and minorities.

More than a critique, Delpit's book uses classroom stories and analysis of the country's laundry list of education reforms to provide a promising model to help bridge the gap between whites and minorities in American public schools.

"Multiplication Is for White People": Raising Expectations for Other People's Children is now available online and in bookstores.

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