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Challenge the Status Quo: Academic Success among School-Age African American Males (by Ivory A. Toldson and Chance W. Lewis, 2012)




    Resource Inequity | College & Career Readiness | Unfair Discipline

    Academic Success among School-age African-American Males


  • Acknowledgments: This report was produced by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Center for Policy Analysis and Research (CPAR), in association with Howard University School of Education and the Urban Education Collaborative at University of North Carolina Charlotte. The report was developed with funding from the Open Society Foundations Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) to support the Black Male Achievement Research Collaborative (BMARC). BMARC is devoted to widely disseminating robust research that provides social context and counter-narratives to the pervasively negative statistics used to characterize Black men and boys in the United States.

    CPAR identifies, analyzes, and disseminates policy-oriented information critical to advancing the African-American community toward economic independence, education, and health equity. The author of this report gratefully acknowledges the leadership responsible for supervising the production of this report: Dr. Elsie Scott, president and CEO of CBCF; Dr. Marjorie Innocent, senior director of Research and Programs; and Shawn Dove, campaign manager for CBMA.

    On behalf of CBCF, the authors of this report also gratefully acknowledge the material contributions of the scholars who contributed to the research presented in this report: Howard University Ph.D. students Brianna Lemmons, Tyne McGee and Juwanza McIntosh; and UNC-Charlotte Ph.D. Student Marcia Watson, Ph.D. student at UNC-Charlotte.

    Authors express gratitude to all organizations and individuals who have used our work to advance academic success among Black males.

    Recommended Citation: Toldson, I. A. & Lewis, C.W. (2012).Challenge the Status Quo: Academic Success among School-age African American Males. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.

    Cover and page layout and design by Ivory A. Toldson, Ph.D. Uncaptioned images of young Black males were taken by Kea Taylor at the Avoice Voting Rights Student Workshop at the 2010 Annual Legislative Conference.

    Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc., Center for Policy Analysis and Research, 1720 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036 | P: (202) 263-2800, F: (202) 775-0773

    The primary funding for this report was provided by the Open Society Foundation Campaign for Black Male Achievement and is available for download at

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