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The Real Truth About Dropout Rates for Black Boys | The Black Home School

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dropoutIndividuals like Prof. Ivory Toldson have long fought against the perception that most black boys drop out of school.  Dr. Toldson and Janks Morton (creator of the popular film “Hoodwinked”) have long stated that the data is wrong and that people need to find out the truth.

This article by Krystle Crossman from HealthyBlackWoman.com goes into more detail with this phenomenon and gives us all something to think about.

 

By: Krystle Crossman

There is a billboard in Prince George’s County, MD that boasts a big message. It tells all who drive by that the dropout rate in the greater Washington DC area is 57%. The billboard is bright orange with black lettering to make it eye-catching. The statistic should be eye-catching enough but they really have to drive the point home. Dropout rates are astronomical and something needs to be done about it.

A majority of those who drop out are black boys. Black students have a 38% graduation rate in the DC area. In reality, the 57% dropout rate is a lie. In the DC area it is actually less than 10% for students overall. The rate is 14% for black students.

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