Getting Schooled: African-Americans and Education

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  • The Obama Education Initiative
  • The Consensus
  • How Are Blacks Faring in High School?
  • High School Graduation Rate for Black Males
  • Black Males: From High School to Higher Education
  • College Graduation Rates in Black and White
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  • Males vs. Females: College Graduation Rates
  • What Does This Mean for Historically Black Colleges and Universities?
  • How Much Does College Cost?
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  • Factors for Low College Enrollment Rates
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  • Michelle Obama’s Education Initiative

The Obama Education Initiative

Last November First Lady Michelle Obama pledged to help the U.S. have the highest percentage of college graduates by 2020. Although many Americans may disagree with the Obama administration’s stance on the importance of higher education, the Pew Research Center released a study, The Rising Cost of Not Going to College, which revealed that those who have a bachelor’s degree or higher have higher employment rates, annual income and a better chance at avoiding poverty.  BET.com takes a look at education statistics for African-Americans. —Dominique Zonyéé (@DominiqueZonyee)

(Photo: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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