Since 2003, while I attended UMass Amherst I have been fighting to raise awareness of this issue. Not enough students of color are enrolling to obtain 4 year degrees! To make matters worse College and Universities have a hard time retaining the minority groups they end up enrolling. The College Board came out with a report that helps bring light to this issue. I hope you are able to read their report or at the least look through their website. This is a crisis that threatens the security of our nation we can no longer sit idly while our legs are being cut from under us.
“The fastest growing populations in the country are those minority groups with the lowest levels of male educational attainment. If present levels of education and current population trends hold, the United States will see a decline in the educational attainment of the country as a whole. The goal of ensuring the future global competitiveness of the U.S. cannot be met without the full participation of our nation’s young men of color.”
The College Board, 2011
“Christen Pollock, the College Board’s vice president for advocacy, said she was struck by what researchers found when they looked at the paths taken by the students who did not pursue more education after high school. More than 50 percent died, were incarcerated, or were unemployed before they were 24 years old, she said.” Molly Redden, Chronicle of Higher Education
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