According to a new report released by the Center for American Progress, teachers expect less from students of color when it comes to academic performance.
Secondary teachers predicted that high-poverty students were 53 percent less likely to earn a college diploma than their more affluent peers.
They also believed that African American students were 47 percent less likely to graduate from college than their white peers. Finally, they believed that Hispanic students were 42 percent less likely to earn a college diploma than their white peers.
The report argues that high school students whose teachers have higher expectations for their future success are much more likely to graduate from college. 10th grade students with teachers who held higher expectations were more than three times more likely to graduate from college than students with teachers who held lower expectations for their success.
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Why do you think teachers have such low expectations for students of color?
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