Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

First Advisor

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Second Advisor

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Third Advisor

Patricia E. Baker


This study examined the opinions of African American males on the American educational system through an analysis of their expressions about their educational experiences.

The researcher interviewed 40 African American Males in the following categories: second, fourth, sixth, eighth, tenth and twelfth grades, high school graduates and high school dropouts. There were five subjects interviewed for each category. A set of eight questions was used to ascertain the opinions of these young men. The researcher compiled a listing of the raw data as well as charts that quantify the interview results.

The findings indicate that school districts should examine their hiring practices as well as adjust other policies and practices if they are to meet the needs of African American males.