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Only 47 Percent Of Black Male Students Graduate High School Nationwide, Study Shows

Black Male Education

First Posted: 08/18/10 01:27 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:25 PM ET


A 50-state report from the Schott Foundation for Public Education has come to a dispiriting conclusion: public education is failing black male students. Nationwide, the graduation rate for this demographic of students is a paltry 47 percent. And in some major cities, it's perilously low--in New York City and Philadelphia, for example, only 28 percent of black males complete high school on time.

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Filed by Erica Liepmann  |