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March Madness: The Achievement Gap Edition

By Eduwonkette — March 18, 2008 1 min read

Following up on the Quick and the Ed’s March Madness graduation rate post, check out the black-white grad rate gaps for players on this year’s teams:

* 61 percent (33 schools) of the men’s tournament teams graduated 70 percent or more of their white basketball student-athletes, while only 30 percent (19 schools) graduated 70 percent or more of their African-American basketball student-athletes, creating a 31 percent gap.

* 83 percent (45) graduated 50 percent or more of their white basketball student-athletes, but only 57 percent (36) graduated 50 percent or more of their African-American basketball student-athletes, creating a 26 percent gap.

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