When it comes to the percentage of black male students who graduate from high school, the Schott Foundation for Public Education has taken a stand with their new report, “Given Half a Chance: The 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males.”

According to the study, North Dakota, Arizona and New Jersey have higher-than-average black male graduation rates, while Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana ranked among the states with the greatest differences in graduation rates for black and white male students.

For the 2005-2006 school year, the national average graduation rate for black males is 47 percent, and the foundation states that “state-by-state data demonstrate that districts with large Black enrollments educate their White, non-Hispanic peers, but fail to educate the majority of their Black male students.”

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