The book “Young, Gifted, and Black: Promoting High Achievement Among African-American Students” is a book about the achievement gap between African American students and White students in the United States. The authors suggest that the achievement gap is a result of the different educational experiences of African American students and White students. They argue that African American students are more likely to attend underfunded schools, to be taught by less experienced teachers, and to be exposed to lower-quality course materials. They also suggest that African American students are more likely to be diagnosed with learning disabilities and to be placed in special education classes.
The book provides a theoretical and conceptual framework for understanding the achievement gap. It reviews research on the academic performance of African American students and discusses the factors that contribute to the achievement gap. The book describes how schools can promote high achievement among African American students.