"An achievement gap separating black from white students has long been documented — a social divide extremely vexing to policy makers and the target of one blast of school reform after another. But a new report focusing on black males suggests that the picture is even bleaker than generally known."
The article does not give any indication that the lack of a father in the home has anything to do with academic failure. I personally know of many examples of students who succeed despite the home environment. Students can also fail with a so called "nuclear" family. So while we are home schooling our children, be mindful that not all families are able to step into this lifestyle. Whatever opportunities we can provide to help our communities thrive are all a part of what the world needs.
I read the book Boys Adrift by Dr. Leonard Sax and it addresses why boys are struggling in school and in life. There are many factors that contribute to boys being adrift. Read the book to find out more!
I'm wondering if this finding has something to do with so many fathers being absent from these families. But why would it be that the girls tend to graduate? I didn't read the article--just wondering....