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

Resource type: Research Report

Schott Foundation for Public Education |

This report from the Schott Foundation for Public Education, an Atlantic grantee, finds that only 52 percent of Black male and 58 per cent of Latino male ninth-graders graduate from high school four years later, while 78 per cent of White, non-Latino male ninth-graders graduate four years later.

Citing the need to address students being pushed out and locked out of opportunities to learn, the Schott Foundation has joined the call for a moratorium on out-of-school suspensions. The report suggests that without a policy framework that creates opportunity for all students, strengthens supports for the teaching profession and strikes the right balance between support-based reforms and standards-driven reforms, the U.S. will become increasingly unequal and less competitive in the global economy.

More information about the report and detailed state-specific data can be found here:

Schott Foundation for Public Education is an Atlantic grantee.