New Plan For 'Ebonics'

—- N-P-R's Richard Gonzales reports on the Oakland School Board's decision to drop the word `ebonics' from its plan to improve the performance of students. Four months ago, the board declared `ebonics' to be a distinct language that teachers needed to know in order to help black students improve their English skills. The new plan refers instead to `the language systems of African American students.'



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