New Jersey Leads Nation In Graduation Rates For #AfricanAmerican Male Students

(City Town Info) A recent study by the Schott Foundation for Public Education reported that Newark, New Jersey leads the nation in the percent of African American male students graduating from high school, followed by Maryland, California and Pennsylvania. The report revealed “alarming data” from other states and districts that points to a “national education and economic crisis”, said the Schott Foundation in a press release.

The report provided state-by-state data and illustrated which districts and states were failing to provide African American students, and all students, with quality education. According to the biennial report, the graduation rate for African American males in the 2007-08 school year was only 47 percent. The states with the highest disparity between African American and Caucasian male graduation rates were New York, Nebraska, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana. In its press release, the Schott Foundation singled out the district of New York City. The district has the nation’s highest enrollment of African American students, but only 28 percent of Black male students earn Regents diplomas on time. “Taken together, the numbers in the Schott Foundation for Public Education’s report form a nightmarish picture,” said Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone as well as author of the report’s foreword.

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