Schott: 52% of black males graduate in 4 years

Only 52 percent of black male and 58 percent of Latino male ninth-graders graduate from high school four years later, compared to 78 percent of white males, reports the Schott Foundation in The Urgency of Now. Black male graduation rates are improving, but not fast enough, according to the foundation, which calls for schools to focus on the neediest students.

About Joanne


  1. Given the realities of chaos in so many urban schools and classrooms, the most likely chances of increasing educational achievement would be to target those kids who are willing to behave appropriately and work hard. If it means pulling them into separate classes to give them more attention and more challenging work, so much the better – since those same schools have shown themselves unwilling to remove disruptive kids. (and, this report calls for LESS removal of disruptive kids!) Since we seem to have proven that we have little to no idea of how to increase achievement among the disinterested, we have little to lose by helping the willing. We’re the only country who ignores or belittles our best and brightest while directing vastly more resources to the least able and/or motivated.

  2. Florida resident says:

    Dear momof4 !
    I agree with you 100%.
    I am a dad of 3 only, so — my greatest regards and respect to you !
    Your F.r.