08/18/2010 12:27 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

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

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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