Getting Schooled: African-Americans and Education

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The Consensus

Educational statistics have always been disproportionate for African-Americans in comparison to whites. Traditionally, African-Americans have a higher dropout rate, with fewer students graduating (on all education levels). A review of 2012 Census data indicates that 31 percent of African-Americans are in school, compared with 23 percent of whites.

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