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UP from the Bottom: Black Crisis Debate Our Common Ground 11-13-10 10 pm ET

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POLITICAL - ECONOMIC - EDUCATIONAL - SOCIAL CRISIS


How many studies does it take to prove there is a crisis?


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HOW DO WE SAVE OURSELVES FROM OURSELVES


That is the question some educators are asking as a new study argues that the achievement gap between black male students and their white counterparts in American schools is far worse than anyone thought.
The study, published this week by the Council of the Great City Schools, found black males are twice as likely to drop out of high school than white males, and only 12 percent of them are proficient in reading by the fourth grade, compared with 38 percent of white males.
What's even more disquieting, some educators say, is that this was already known.
Black teen girls rate of pregnancy unrelenting ? Who is giving the love in all the wrong places ?

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