Thursday, April 17, 2014

Crimes Committed by African American Men

Does the public schools have the resources to stop disruptive students from destabilizing an entire classroom? 

Does the public schools have the resources to help students who do not turn in their homework?

If so why can't so many African American boys read at grade level?

Why do so many African American males drop out of high school?

There are daily street crimes that are committed by African American men who probably read and wrote below grade level when they were in grammar school.

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men”
Frederick Douglass

Marc Sims


From The Black Star Project:

Reading Levels of 8th-Grade 
Black Males from the Lowest-Performing 
Large American School Districts* 

City\Percentage of 8th-Grade Black Males Proficient in Reading* 
Milwaukee - 3%
Cleveland - 3%
Detroit - 5%
Washington (D.C.) - 6%
San Diego - 7%
Dallas - 7%
Baltimore City - 7%
Chicago - 9%
Jefferson County, (KY) - 9%
Atlanta - 9%
Los Angeles - 9%
Philadelphia - 9%
Austin - 9%
Houston - 9%
Hillsborough County (FL) - 9%
Boston - 10%
Miami-Dade - 11%
Charlotte - 12%
New York City - 13% 

* Source: Minority Students and Public Education by Dr. Michael Holzman. This information was extracted from the U.S. Department of Education's National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for 2011.

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