To the Editor…

by on September 26, 2012

“The national graduation rate for Black males has increased by ten percentage points since 2001-02, with 2010-11” So the graduation rate for Black males increased by more 10 percentage points in 9 years – more than 1 percentage point per year.”At this rate, it would take nearly 50 years for Black males to achieve the same high school graduation rates as their White male counterparts.”Hence, at this rate, in 50 years the graduation rate for Black males would have increased over 50 percentage points. “Only 52 percent of Black male and 58 percent of Latino male ninth-graders graduate from high school four years later,”So that, at this rate, in 50 years the graduation rate for Black males would have increased to over 102 percent. I pretty lofty goal.There are enough problems in the education of Black males that we don’t need to be inventing more. We need to celebrate this recent progress, learn from it, and use the resultant enthusiasm to build on this great success story.

This feedback was sent by:Daniel Ford from McMinnville, Oregon

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