DYSPEPSIA GENERATION

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Why Black Kids Get Trapped in Failing Schools

29th November 2017

Walter Williams lays it out.

Last spring, graduation exercises were held at one Baltimore high school, 90 percent of whose students received the lowest possible math score. Just one student came even close to being proficient. Parents and family members applauded the conferring of diplomas. Some of the students won achievement awards and college scholarships.

Baltimore is by no means unique. It’s a small part of the ongoing education disaster for black students across the nation. Baltimore schools are not underfunded. Of the nation’s 100 largest school systems, Baltimore schools rank third in spending per pupil.

Baltimore’s black students receive diplomas that attest that they can function at a 12th-grade level when in fact they may not be able to do so at a seventh- or eighth-grade level.

This is why so many jobs today require a college degree — that’s the only way an employer is reasonably sure that the applicant has what used to be considered a high-school education.

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