The Urgency of Now: The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males

The Urgency of Now: The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males

The systemic reforms and investments needed to provide African-American boys and men with a fair and substantive opportunity to learn and improve their outcomes must be accelerated, a report from the argues. (56 pages, PDF) examined high school graduation rates by race/ethnicity and found that, despite some progress, wide gaps persist between African-American (52 percent nationwide) and Latino (58 percent) males and their white peers (78 percent). Funded by the and the , , and foundations, the report calls for a support-based — rather than standards-driven — reform agenda that strategically aligns the resources needed to give every student the opportunity to achieve.