Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Proficiency of Black Students Is Found to Be Far Lower Than Expected

The New York Times
Published: November 9, 2010

An achievement gap separating black from white students has long been documented — a social divide extremely vexing to policy makers and the target of one blast of school reform after another.
But a new report focusing on black males suggests that the picture is even bleaker than generally known.
Only 12 percent of black fourth-grade boys are proficient in reading, compared with 38 percent of white boys, and only 12 percent of black eighth-grade boys are proficient in math, compared with 44 percent of white boys.

Full Story: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/09/education/09gap.html?_r=2&hpw

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