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RESOURCES

In the last 20 years, America has started to realize that young black males are not succeeding at the same level as their counterparts.  The statistics and trends are definitely alarming.  Below are just a small fraction of reports, documentaries and articles that highlight the problems that our young black males are facing.

SCHOTT FOUNDATION REPORT

Black Boys Report

The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males

WHY WE CAN'T WAIT

Ford Foundation

Opportunities for Improving Life Outcomes for African American Males

A CALL FOR CHANGE

Council of the Great City Schools

The social and educational factors contributing to the outcomes of black males in urban schools.

SAVING AMERICAS BOYS

Tavis Smiley Reports

Documentary discussing the undeclared crisis in America regarding young black males.

BLACK-WHITE ACHIEVEMENT GAP

National Center for Education Statistics

On average, black students typically score one standard deviation below white students on standardized tests–roughly the difference in performance between the average 4th grader and the average 8th grader.

BLACK BOYS IN CRISIS: THEY AREN'T READING

Education Week

Only 10% of of eight-grade black boys in the U.S. are proficient in reading.