*The drop-out rate in schools in America has been a problem for many years. It has been an equally tremendous problem in pinpointing a solution.
But, it seems that one thing that young people have always responded to at home is being used at school…allowance.
In Washington, D.C., the public schools are trying out an experiment in offering students money to further education through a summer program called, “Summer Bridge.”
The offer is for those 9th graders that are identified as “less likely than their peers” to graduate on time according to the Huffington Post report quoting the Washington Examiner. (more…)
*Is it true that you chose to go to a traditionally white institution (TWI) because you were worried about how your academic background would be received by employers?
No one has ever talked about it out loud, but some have said–behind closed doors– that their parents said they would be scrutinized or not hired by prospective employers for not having a degree from a TWI.
But now it appears that those type of fears have been explored in a study and there is scientific data to support them.
The New York Times reported that a study written in 2007 by Roland Fryer and Michael Greenstone, found that during the 1970s up until the 1990s, HBCU’s heightened the pay of their graduates, but later (more…)