Opinion: Minority attitudes toward achievement are critical

10/7/2003 | Seattle Times, The

Columnist William Raspberry believes the academic achievement gap between blacks and whites may stem from differing attitudes about effort. He cites researcher John Ogbu's study of middle-class blacks in Shaker Heights, Ohio, where students recognized that success in school depended on hard work, yet chose not to be engaged in their studies.

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