What will it take to raise the high school graduation rates for black males in Michigan and the city of Detroit?
A new report, according to the Detroit Free Press says:
In Michigan, just 33% of black male students graduated on time, compared with 74% of white male students. The numbers are worse for Detroit Public Schools for both black and white male students: 20% and 17%, respectively, graduated on time in the district.
Nationwide, 47% of black male students and 75% of white male students graduated on time.
The consequences are huge for those who don't graduate. There's a lost opportunity cost that will ripple down through the generations.
My son-in-law to-be, Adam Jones, from Indy writes in his blog about the low graduation rate in his city and stresses the urgency of the need to find a solution.
Anybody with answers? Suggestions?