Back to School or back to Hell? Why America’s Education System Continues failing Black Students

By Starla Muhammad

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( – Faulty equipment, fights in the hallways, overcrowded classrooms, failing grades, security guards, scarce resources and high suspension rates. This is not the description of a school in some Third World war torn country.  It is the unfortunate yet glaring reality facing thousands of Black, Latino and poor children the United States educational system.

 A gap remains in graduation rates between Black and White males with only 47 percent of Black males graduating high school compared to 78 percent of White males according to the Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males.

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