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Racial and SES Differences in School Behavior Ronald F Ferguson Ph D Faculty Co Chair and Director of the Achievement Gap Initiative Lecturer in Public Policy and Sr Research Associate Wiener Center or Social Policy John F Kennedy School of Government 2nd Annual Conference of the Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University June 19 2006 Percent responding somewhat true mostly true or totally true that My behavior is a problem for the teacher in this class 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 36 33 32 25 24 22 19 23 23 20 17 15 11 11 8 Black Hispanic Middle School Males Middle School Females White Asian High School Males High School Females 9 Percent responding somewhat true mostly true or totally true that My behavior is a problem for the teacher in this class 40 Blacks 35 Whites 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 9 12 14 16 18 9 12 14 16 18 Mother s Years of Schooling Male Female Male Female Percent responding that at least sometimes People would probably describe my behavior style as ghetto 70 Blacks Whites 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 9 12 14 16 18 9 12 14 16 18 Mother s Years of Schooling Male Female Male Female Percent within each race ethnic group selecting each response to My friends think it s important to work hard to get high grades MALES Never Usually Not Sometimes Usually Always Row Total Black n 1095 7 6 12 2 36 8 26 2 17 2 100 White n 2776 8 3 13 7 35 8 31 2 11 0 100 Hispanic n 562 6 8 13 4 35 1 30 3 14 6 100 Asian n 220 7 7 7 7 31 8 35 5 18 2 100 Source Calculations by Ron Ferguson using Tripod Project data for 6th to 12th graders collected spring 2005 from 17 secondary schools in NJ CT OH NM MA and CA Percent within each race ethnic group giving each response to My friends think it s important to work hard to get high grades FEMALES Never Usually Some Usually Not times Always Row Total Black n 1088 5 9 10 0 35 3 30 1 18 8 100 White n 2732 3 9 8 1 31 6 37 1 19 4 100 Hispanic n 624 3 7 11 5 38 9 27 4 18 4 100 Asian n 184 2 2 4 4 23 4 41 8 28 3 100 Source Calculations by Ron Ferguson



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