What can we do to improve graduation rates for black and Latino boys?
We're talking today about a new report on the graduation rates for black and Latino males. Here are the numbers:
Only 52 percent of Black male and 58 percent of Latino male ninth-graders graduate from high school four years later, while 78 percent of White, non-Latino male ninth-graders graduate four years later.
What does the Schott Foundation, the group that released the report, think should be done to improve black and Latino graduation rates?
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End the rampant use of out-of-school suspensions as a default disciplinary action, as it decreases valuable learning time for the most vulnerable students and increases dropouts.
Expand learning time and increase opportunities for a well-rounded education including the arts, music, physical education, robotics, foreign language, and apprenticeships.
States and cities should conduct a redlining analysis of school funding, both between and within districts, and work with the community and educators to develop a support-based reform plan with equitable resource distribution to implement sound community school models.
What should we do in Minnesota?
--Stephanie Curtis, social media host