African American students, Local Control Funding Formula, Local Control and Accountability Plan, Achievement, Engagement, School Climate
The purpose of this mixed methods study was to explore urban African American students’ school experiences based on the aftermath of California’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), focusing on achievement, engagement, and school climate. Survey data and focus groups of 62 participants were analyzed using chi-square, multiple regression, and an iterative process. Findings suggest that students desire information regarding honors courses, stronger teacher/student relationships, and fairer discipline treatment. Effective strategies and practices are recommended including the LCFF’s revisions to have specific goals for African American students.
Clark Louque, Angela; Greer, Wil; Clay, April; and Balogun, Ayanna
"“Doing well in spite of the school”: How African American Students Perceive Achievement, Engagement, and School Climate in the Aftermath of California’s Local Control Funding Formula,"
Journal of Critical Issues in Educational Practice: Vol. 7
, Article 1.
Available at: https://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/wie/vol7/iss2/1