Once again, the many failures of Affirmative Action and other government policies to coddle minorities instead of placing them on a level playing field have proven detremental to black Americans.
Instead of encouraging competition and hard work, these government programs have created a culture of entitlement, where the recipients feel they are owed something, and some schools have gone so far as to curve grades based on race, while others flirted with the notion of not using a grading system at all to avoid hurting anyone’s feelings when reality proves them to be an utter failure.
In analyzing federal data for an in-depth examination of the nation’s historically black colleges and universities, the AJC found that the six-year graduation rates at 21 schools were 20 percent or lower in 2015.
This means that four of five beginning freshmen at those schools didn’t earn a degree within six years.
A handful of all-black colleges are graduating more than 50 percent of new freshmen within six years. Spelman College in Atlanta, for example, led all HBCUs, with a rate of 76 percent. Others, however, are struggling. Here’s a sampling:
“Yes, there are some HBCUs that have low graduation rates,” said Marybeth Gasman, an education professor at the University of Pennsylvania who directs the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions, in an email to the AJC. “And some that are in the single digits. . . . This is problematic and a school must do better by having summer bridge programs, peer-to-peer mentoring, student success centers — all focused on increasing retention and graduation rates.”
Gasman pointed out that some schools with low graduation rates in 2015 already have begun to turn things around.
She also wrote of the connection between grad rates and family income:
“Graduation rates directly correlate with the income of the student body. More low income students — typically, lower graduation rates. Why? Because low-income students don’t have access to the same college prep opportunities and because they don’t have the financial safety nets of middle and upper income students. Please note that institutions that have very few Pell Grant-eligible students typically have very, very high graduation rates.”
Always excuses, excuses, excuses.. Low income does not equate to stupid or lazy. Just as Ben Carson and many others.
Given the utter failure of race-pandering government policies, it’s time we re-examine this notion altogether.
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
January 29th, 2018