Uneven Ground: Examining Systemic Inequities that Block College Preparedness for African American Boys

To achieve the goal of all students graduating from high school ready to pursue college and careers, education leaders should start by looking at the weakest points in the education system: high-poverty, high-minority schools. Successfully implementing rigorous changes to strengthen especially weak schools will also guide efforts to make smaller improvements at schools that are already stronger. Thus, the greatest impact on overall education quality can be achieved by beginning with the schools that currently yield the lowest outcomes. By prioritizing these schools, the nation can achieve its goal of college and career ready students and eventually lead the world in college graduates.

To learn more, read this report by Rhonda Bryant.