As another fall school term begins, here are some facts & figures about racial differences in the educational system that appeared recently in The New York Times magazine:
The unemployment rate for college educated black people is
that of white people.
of black first time college students who enrolled in 2011-12 were no longer in school after
of Hispanic first time college students enrolled in 2011-12 were no longer in school after
National Center for Education Statistics
Enrollment of black students in majority white Southern schools peaked in 1988 at
In 2011, enrollment of black students in majority white Southern schools declined to
of public school teachers in the U.S. were
of black freshmen who started public high school in 2011 didn’t graduate with a regular diploma in
Civil Rights Project of UCLA
Minority students are more likely to be taught by inexperienced teachers in
Black public preschoolers are
times more likely to be suspended as white public preschoolers.
of public high schools with high black and Latino enrollment offer calculus, while
of high schools with low black and Latino enrollment offer calculus.
of students in gifted and talented programs are black and Latino, while black and Latino students represent
of enrollment at schools offering gifted and talented programs.
Schools with a high levels of black or Latino enrollment have
times as many first year teachers as schools with low black or Latino enrollment.
Grade public school students are
more likely to be
as white students and black students are almost
more likely to be
as white students.
US Department of Education
Exposure to at least one black teacher in Grades 3-5 reduces the probability of low income black male students dropping out of school by almost
IZA Institute of Labor Economics
Nationwide, districts with the most minority students receive
less per student in state and local funding than the whitest districts.
The Education Trust