Black Education Statistics

Black Education Statistics

Boy at deskThe education system in America is embarrassingly flawed. Statistically the U.S. has dropped year over year, and yet we do nothing to change the system. The U.S. currently ranks 24th in Science and Reading, and 39 in Math when compared to the rest of the world. Yet, we spend billions more than most countries on education.

For blacks, the education system failure borders on diabolical. The United Negro College Fund: documented the chasm in a document titled, K-12 Disparity Facts and Statistics. Below is the first statistic from the document:

STATISTIC #1:

African American students are less likely than white students to have access to college-ready courses. In fact, in 2011-12, only 57 percent of black students have access to a full range of math and science courses necessary for college readiness, compared to with 81 percent of Asian American students and 71 percent of white students.

My mother was only months old when the UNCF formed in April of 1944. Interestingly, though the UNCF has been around for 74 years, they really haven’t accomplished much. This isn’t a condemnation of that organization necessarily. But if we measure by outcome, they and almost all other organizations have failed America generally, and blacks specifically.

Seeking Educational Excellence
exists to change this dynamic.

We want a dramatic shift from a social-justice-driven curriculum to one that emphasizes finding every child’s inner genius.

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