"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....
Are you busy getting all of your Christmas gifts purchased? If so, you won't want to miss this list! Christmas gifts for your homeschooler that will free you from checking your list twice!
What are Gifts that Pay for College?
Kids want fun things that they are interesting to them.
Parents want educated children without going broke or crazy.
When your child has taken homeschool AND public school classes, it's best to create a homeschool transcript that is a summary of ALL educational experiences.
As I explain in my book, Setting the Records Straight you want to be the clearing house, so that the sum of all your child's education is in your single homeschool transcript document. Here are… Read More
When you are looking at different colleges, spend some time digging into college statistics before you visit a campus. College statistics may look like little numbers on a page, but the can indicate HUGE differences between colleges - and can explain how some colleges appear "cheap" while others look more like a good investment.
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When you see your child's test score, in your heart of hearts you may wonder why the score wasn't higher. Let me explain 6 problems with standardized tests , and I'd love for you to leave a comment with anything you can add.