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Monday, September 13, 2010

Only 47% of Black Males Graduate from High School in USA

A new report from the Schott Foundation shows a bleak picture of black males and education. Fewer than half are graduating from high school nationwide. Things are not so troubling among white males or black females, so why is the system failing this segment of society? It's not so terrible in every state, like the Abbott program in New Jersey, which could be an example of how to fix the education system. Then there's Detroit, cited in a recent BET documentary for its "dropout factories."

The foundation's John Jackson and David Sciarra of the Education Law Center discuss what's needed to improve educational attainment among African American children.

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