• "Multiplication Is for White People"

  • Raising Expectations for Other People's Children
  • By: Lisa Delpit
  • Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (50 ratings)

Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks, and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Audible Plus auto-renews for $7.95/mo after 30 days. Upgrade or cancel anytime.
"Multiplication Is for White People"  By  cover art

"Multiplication Is for White People"

By: Lisa Delpit
Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
Try for $0.00

$7.95 a month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy for $17.19

Buy for $17.19

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's summary

As MacArthur award-winning educator Lisa Delpit reminds us - and as all research shows - there is no achievement gap at birth. In her long-awaited second book, Delpit presents a striking picture of the elements of contemporary public education that conspire against the prospects for poor children of color, creating a persistent gap in achievement during the school years that has eluded several decades of reform.

Delpit's best-selling and paradigm-shifting first book, Other People's Children, focused on cultural slippage in the classroom between white teachers and students of color. Now, in "Multiplication Is for White People", Delpit reflects on two decades of reform efforts - including No Child Left Behind, standardized testing, the creation of alternative teacher certification paths, and the charter school movement - that have still left a generation of poor children of color feeling that higher educational achievement isn't for them.

In chapters covering primary, middle, and high school, as well as college, Delpit concludes that it's not that difficult to explain the persistence of the achievement gap.

©2012 Lisa Delpit (P)2018 Tantor