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Minnesota Ranks at Bottom for Black Graduation Rate

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This situation is a disgrace.

Instead of worrying about becoming one of the top three public research universities on the planet, maybe OurLeader should lead an effort to help solve this terrible problem. This would be a very important contribution for a land grant university to make.


"Dedicated to the Instruction of Youth and the Welfare of the State"

Bob, Tom, how about it?

From the Minnesota Public Radio website:


A new study of nationwide graduation rates shows Minnesota now ranks last among the states for the percent of black students that get high school diplomas.

St. Paul, Minn. — Diplomas Count is the name of an annual report issued by Education Week, the nation's leading education news journal. It has been analyzing graduation rates state by state since 2002.

This year's report ranks Minnesota at the bottom of the 37 states that have consistently reported graduation rates for black students. The rate declined by nearly 10 percent between 2002 and 2005, the last year for which data is available.

Christopher Swanson, research director for the project, said the trend is counter to improving graduation rates in general.

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