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Black Girls Matter
“My country needs me and if I were not here I would have to be invented.” Hortense Spillers
A girl’s attachment and sense of belonging in school can be undermined if their achievements are overlooked or undervalued.
Research outside the boundaries of the school discipline and
achievement literature suggests that Black girls sometimes get less
attention than their male counterparts early in their school careers and
that they are perceived to be more socially mature and self-reliant. The
lack of attention can become the touchstone of benign neglect that
may diminish school attachment in high-achieving female students.
Read the full report here.