Equity in California Takes Hit Over Dropout Rates

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the dropout rate for California’s black students has hit 37%, a number that has been on the rise in recent years. “The statewide statistics highlight a pervasive achievement gap in test scores and graduation rates that persists despite focused efforts to boost the academic performance of black, Hispanic and low-income students, state education officials said.”
A new report revealed Thursday that California’s Filipino students are likely to graduate from high school but only 30 percent go on to a four-year university, The report reveals that with many Asian American and Pacific Islander subgroups like the Hmong, Laotian, and Cambodians, education problems are often masked because they are lumped into ‘general Asian’ or ‘other category’ when it comes to data collecting. (via 8asians)

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