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August 30, 2010

George Will on Black Males

In case you missed Will's Sunday column.

August 30, 2010

Shortage of Black Male Teacher

Nice analysis here with numbers on the astonishing shortage of black male teachers, compared to the school-age population of black males. I remain wary that dramatically boosting that number will turn the corner on improving the academic performance of black male students -- mostly because I've vi...

August 26, 2010

The Conservative Take on the Schott Report

Conservatives point fingers at poverty, bad schools and family breakdown for reasons why black males fare so poorly in school. But this writer, like everyone else, misses the key question: why do these factors affect boys far more then girls? The Schott Foundation report focuses on the race angle -...

August 23, 2010

Thanks to RiShawn Biddle

He's right about the Schott report. It's great research to have, but for them to pretend this is strictly a race issue -- comparing black boys to white boys -- sidesteps a huge question: if this is just about race, then why aren't black females faring just as poorly? At hundreds of colleges black fe...

August 22, 2010

The Black Boys Debate

Interesting letters in the Times responding to the Schott report. The first letter from the teacher is the most substantive. Of course drugs, poverty and single parent households are huge players, but that doesn't mean schools can't make a huge difference with black boys. Or any boys, actually. You'...

August 17, 2010

My Problem with the Schott Foundation Report

Don't get me wrong. I admire the foundation and applaud the work they do on behalf of black males. But when their latest report came out I immediately looked for their explanation for why black females fare so much better than black males. I examined the press release -- no mention, only comparisons...

August 17, 2010

The Numbers on Black Males in NYC

In 2008, only 28 percent graduated from high school.

August 05, 2010

Whose Civil Rights?

I doubt anyone missed the challenge mounted by a group of civil rights leaders to President Obama's Race to the Top education program -- an effort to push beyond incremental (or no) progress in urban schools where boys fare the worst. Race to the Top, by contrast, rolls the dice: producing winners a...

July 28, 2010

Place Your Bets

I'll be pleasantly surprised, but still surprised, if this high profile collaboration dips into the gender gaps, which among African Americans are astonishingly high: MSNBC AND EBONY MAGAZINE PARTNERSHIP TO TAKE ON EDUCATION ISSUES IN AUGUST NEW YORK--July 28, 2010--MSNBC and Ebony Magazine ...

July 11, 2010

Interesting Charity Idea

The Arizona Men's Christian Basketball Association will be delivered back-to-school backpacks to single parent families with young boys.

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