Equity & Diversity Opinion

New Florida Education Commissioner

By Richard Whitmire — June 24, 2011 1 min read
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Black male chosen to oversee schools with a dismal record educating black boys.

From the article:

Last year, the Florida Courier highlighted a damning report titled "Yes We Can: The 2010 Schott 50 State Report on Black Males in Public Education," which revealed that America's public schools fail over half the nation's Black male students - with most of Florida's largest school systems scraping the bottom of the barrel. Florida's urban school systems, including Miami-Dade, St. Petersburg, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville and Tampa are among the worst in America in educating Black boys. Florida ranks 49th of the 50 states in educating Black boys. St. Petersburg was dead last nationwide among big-city schools.

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