New Report: African American Leaders Unhappy with K-12 Education; Want Changes

New report by the Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute explores African American community leaders’ perspectives on key issues in K-12 education reform  

Only three percent of influential black leaders think public schools are preparing black students to attend and graduate from college; however, the majority of leaders are optimistic they can help improve the quality of education for black students, according to a new report, Lift Every Voice and Lead: African American Leaders’ Perceptions on K-12 Education Reform, issued by UNCF’s Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute (FDPRI).

“As the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) implementation begins to move forward, there are various ways that black leaders can help shape education reform at the local and state levels,” said Dr. Brian Bridges, co-author of the report and former director of FDPRI. “Lift Every Voice and Lead is a call to action for black leaders to use their influence to not only highlight the crisis in education for black youth, but to also find tangible ways to get involved.” >> Read More


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