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Me too. A good example of what's going on was on my local TV station.
They actually showed the HS I teach at, and interviewed some kids
because of low test scores. They were saying (some of the African
American students) that if you do well or try to do well other kids
accuse them of "acting white". I don't know where this comes from and
don't understand how people can actually believe this? What happened to
doing well to achieve self-esteem, success, and all the rest that goes
with it? I gave one of my trouble makers a note to take home, because
she has improved drastically in the last month. I wanted her to feel
proud of her hard work. She did when I gave it to her, but the students
sitting next to her started busting her about being the teachers pet,
and a kiss ass, etc. it really was a shame to hear it.