The Educational Crisis Affecting Black Males

The College Board recently released a new report: The Educational Crisis Facing Young Men of Color. The report includes the insights of 60 scholars who participated in four, one-day seminars on the problems facing young minority men including a lack of role models, community pressures, and a failing educational system. The report concludes that a more coordinated effort is needed between K-12 education, state administrators, and higher educational institutions “to help males of color get ready, get in, and get through college.”

The report identified programs that have been successful in achieving success among black males such as the Harlem Children’s Zone and the Call Me MISTER program headquartered at Clemson University, which seeks to bring more male minority teachers into K-12 education.

The full report from The College Board can be downloaded by clicking here.