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Documentary filmmaker Derek Koen talks with ECU students about his film,
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Documentary filmmaker Derek Koen talks with ECU students about his film, "Beyond the Bricks", a documentary dealing with black male achievement during lunch on campus on Thursday. (Rhett Butler/The Daily Reflector)

Professor: Policies need work

By Katherine Ayers

The Daily Reflector

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A Howard University professor said America needs to focus on discipline disparities, curriculum equality and resource equity as three ways in which to improve black male achievement across the nation.

Ivory Toldson, an associate professor of counseling psychology at the Washington, D.C., university, spoke during a Black Male Achievement Community forum at Pitt Community College on Thursday.


“Discipline policies need to change,” Toldson said. “You can’t teach a kid that’s not in school.”

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