Mamie Till Mobley

"There was an important mission for me, to shape so many...young minds as a teacher. God took away one child but...(gave) me thousands. And I have been grateful for the blessing." Mamie Till Mobley

Monday, June 18, 2012

37% blacks in prison high school drop-outs!

Public schools across the United States are described as "pipelines" to prison" evident in sociologist Dr. Betty Pettit's new book, Invisible Men: Mass Incarceration and the Myth of Black Progress .  Her thesis is rooted in the fact that locked up away in a box, this prison population is not counted in the official statistics. Thus, the data on black progress is skewed when the black prison population is not factored in. And black high school completion rates have not changed since 1990s. The black high-school dropout rate, if you include the population behind bars, is 40 per cent higher than it would be otherwise. That means that “black men have experienced no improvement in high-school completion rates since the early 1990s.”

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Whitney Tilson (3rd background)

Whitney Tilson (3rd background)
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Arne Duncan
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