In today’s guest column, a Georgia Tech researcher discusses why so few African-American students are going into science and mathematics, fields where the jobs are. He cites the lower performance of Georgia’s black students on state math exams, saying this lack of preparation is a major factor. Readers also sound off on this issue. In my column, I share my conversation with the author of a terrific new book on the smartest kids in the world and what makes them so.
- It’s all about effortby Maureen Downey
- Grim outlook for black students in math, science by Kamau Bobb
- Response to recent conversationby our readers
Today’s moderator: Maureen Downey
Maureen Downey has written about local, state and federal education policy at the AJC for 12 years. She’s also taught college classes in mass communications and journalism. However, she’s learned more about schools from having four children in them.
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