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In schools where there are large numbers of African American teachers, African American students are less likely to be placed in special education classes; less likely to receive corporal punishment; less likely to be suspended or expelled; more likely to be placed in gifted and talented programs; and more likely to graduate from high school.
Patterns of Excellence: Policy Perspectives on Diversity in Teaching and School Leadership (2001)

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Remediation in College in Southern Education States 2002
Click to view the full article (PDF) Too many students do not graduate from high school prepared to begin college-level work. Test scores on the national college admission tests, ACT and SAT, indicate that remedial education was required by at least 1 in 4 students entering colleges and universities in half the Southern Education States in 2002. This rate in the other states had improved to approximately 1 in 5. More than half of the regions minority students entering college need at least one remedial course.
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