SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)_ A new report shows that overall less than 50-percent of black male students across the country graduate from high school.

These disturbing statistics beg the question whether America is failing when it comes to educating African-American males.

According to the report from the Schott foundation for Public Education, African-American male students are not faring as well as some of their fellow students.

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Janelle Scott an assistant professor of education at UC Berkeley claims there is a significant gap in the graduation rates between white and African-American males specifically in key urban districts and states around the country.

She adds that even in these days of state funding cuts, we still can make the most of education dollars and that research shows African-American boys and girls are motivated to learn, so the focus should be improving the system.

“When resources are targeted in the appropriate way we can actually support our schools and that helps everybody.  We want all children to have access to high-level curriculum, to resources that are geared to giving every child a quality teacher and a quality school,” says Scott

The Schott report shows the national graduation rate for African-American male students in the 2007 to 2008 school year was 47 percent.  In California, it was 54 percent.

Comments (4)

    Thanks for the report anf the hard work. It is very sad. Did you find in your report how Hispanic (spanish speaking) did. At what percent are they graduating? How do I get to read whole report.

  2. adner says:

    I am completely disturbed by the graduation percentage of black males……from high school! If they aren’t making through high school, then what does that mean for college?I feel that black men have always been the low man on the pole and now they are falling farther behind. What does that mean for black women…and the black family? Curious to know what the rate is for black girls. I think it’s time to stop hiding behind “lack”. There was a time in this country when black people had far less opportunities, equipment, supplies, etc. The difference, I think, is that we had a sense of unity and being responsible for eachother and the well being of our people. Teachers cared about students actually getting a solid education. I think the expressed to them that failure was simply not a option. I think we need to get back to that.

  3. Henry Collins says:

    No amount of rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic could have kept it from sinking . . .

    Libtards have had control of the school system in every major city for decades, and still it doesn’t work, and . . . it never will, no matter what they do short of a wholesale genetic re-engineering of black people.

    Give up on black people. Give up on them and let them run their own societies separate from whites.

    It is cruel to keep oppressing them this way. Blacks are not whites no matter how much libtards want to believe the contrary. Libtards are oppressive cruel dreamers, both to the objects of their obsession and towards anybody who disagrees with their silly dreams.

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