There’s Bad News and Really Bad News

The Detroit News reports (7/29/2008) that Michigan has the worst graduation rate in the nation for black males while the Detroit Public schools has one of the worst rates among all districts in the country.  According to the article, Michigan graduates just 33 percent of black males compare with 74% of white males according to the report, “Given Half a Chance:  The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males”.

Detroit Public Schools graduates 20 percent of its black male population and even fewer white males -17 percent.

North Dakota has the highest rate of graduating black males at 89 percent.