New Anderson book

A South Carolina State University assistant professor and alumnus, Dr. Rashad Anderson, has published a book on the experiences and stories of troubled young black male elementary students based upon current practices in today’s public education system.

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“Wassup With All the Black Boys in the Principal’s Office: An Examination of Detrimental Teacher Interactions & School Practices” primarily features the exact words from the students’ themselves, their teachers and guardians, and the discipline referrals and various other school artifacts to help the reader become emerged in each of these students’ experiences.

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“Almost everyone has had their say when it comes to describing and explaining the crisis of young Bback males in public schools with the rare exception of the most salient group themselves — elementary-aged black male students," Anderson said. "This book takes you on a rare, thought-provoking and emotional journey that follows the actual schooling experiences of five young black male students, all of whom had been deemed as unsalvageable and 'at-risk' in a rural elementary school in South Carolina."

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Anderson serves as an assistant professor of teacher education at S.C. State, where he is campus director of the Call Me MISTER Program and a teaching appointment in the Honors College. Anderson's research focuses on critical approaches and dialogue of social justice and equity issues in education.

The book is available through Amazon and direct order. For additional information, contact Anderson at rander29@scsu.edu.

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