Journal Article: Blacks Reduce Educational Gap


EDUCATION, Secondary, AFRICAN Americans, EDUCATION -- United States, DROPOUTS -- United States, HIGH school graduates, EDUCATION (Secondary), UNITED States. Dept. of Commerce, UNITED States




This article discusses a report issued by the Commerce Department's Census Bureau concerning the educational gap in the U.S. from 1978 to 1988. About 75 percent of African Americans and 82 percent of Whites aged 18 to 24 were high school graduates in 1988. The proportions in 1978 were 68 percent for African Americans and 83 percent for Whites. The gap between the proportion of African Americans and White high school graduates narrowed significantly from 1978 to 1988, while annual dropout rates declined to about the same levels for both races.


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