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The Urgency of Now: America's Education System Neglects Almost Half of hte Nation's Black and Latino Male Students
The Schott Foundation for Public Education released their state report on public education and the black male graduation rate. A startlingly low 52 percent of black males and 58 percent of Latino male ninth-graders graduate from high school in four years, compared to 78 percent of white, non-latinos of the same grade and sex, the report finds.
"Without a policy framework that creates opportunity for all students, strengthens supports for the teaching profession and strikes the right balance between support-based reforms and standards-driven reforms, the US will become increasingly unequal and less competitive in the global economy," a press release for the report notes.
Students of color are expected to take over as the majority in the next 10 years. If these graduation rates continue, what will that mean for the nation’s future economy?
Read the full report at http://www.blackboysreport.org/.
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