Why is this taking so long at the federal Department of Education? NYC is rolling out school interventions aimed at minority boys, an acknowledgment of the obvious: the problem of poor academic achievement doesn’t always sort out by race/income, which is the only way states and the feds have tried to measure the issue. It unfolds by gender, as well, which explains why twice as many black women as men earn bachelors degrees. This is really not that hard to understand ... but apparently the issue crosses too many PC boundaries for the feds to act.
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