Strauss, V. (2015, September 15). Teacher: Why I gave my cell phone number to my students’ parents. The Washington Post.

An activity called a “make-a-thon” was designed to encourage students, all African American, attending school in a poor neighborhood to focus their talents as they grow older on building bridges and towers and gadgets. Research shows that many students lose interest in the fields or confidence in their abilities by middle school.

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