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The Your Child Left Behind Act

left behindThe No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is an educational reform package. It is open to some interpretation by each state, but the basics are: 1) every American student becomes proficient in math and writing by 2014, and 2) to eliminate and “achievement gap” that exists between children.

The premise of 100% proficiency is absurd. Not only is it unattainable, it undermines much needed science and social studies programs because those aren’t being tested.

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Associated Press Says HBCU’s Graduate Too Few Blacks

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The Associated Press recently released the results of a survey they conducted concerning the graduation rate of African Americans from HBCU’s nationwide.

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Ed Rice is Fixing Education from the Inside

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Education: Late Bloomers

So it’s June 1st and the son, daughter, niece, nephew, hard-headed student in your life that didn’t heed your fall warnings/death threats about applying to college has decided to go to college. Don’t panic. While their options are limited they still exist and while you were right about the whole having a plan thing, now is not the time to point that out. They are going to need your help and here’s your chance to offer them something that will benefit you both.