From Publishers Weekly
MacArthur fellow and educator Delpit argues that many minority students are erroneously labeled "underachievers" due to failures of communication between teachers and students.
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A godsend. . . honest and fair, yet visionary and firm. -- Quarterly Black Review
Here, finally, is multiculturalism with a human face. -- Teacher Magazine
Phenomenal. . . Reading it feels like a breath of fresh air in an increasingly polluted world. Without works like this, those of us who are struggling to change our schools (as well as our society) would be unable to breathe. -- San Francisco Review of Books
[Delpit] is a keen student of the way that ideas and practices take on new meanings in cultural contexts, including the context of unequal power. -- The Nation
[Other People's Children] provides an important, yet typically avoided, discussion of how power imbalances in the larger U.S. society reverberate in classrooms. -- Harvard Educational Review