Month: July 2016

Where California universities fail black male athletes

From the San Francisco Chronicle. There is a losing culture in big-time college sports that has nothing to do with wins and losses in basketball or football, or the millions of dollars being made. Using those standards, many universities are doing fine, with some profiting greatly from the success of their football and men’s basketball teams. The losses we refer to are the ones that really matter: student-athletes who don’t go pro and never graduate. Too many universities are losing on this measure and failing their student-athletes — particularly black male athletes. California campuses are no exception. UC Berkeley ranks …

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ACT Report: The Condition of Future Educators 2015

The Condition of Future Educators 2015 Interest in education careers continues to decline at an alarming rate among US high school graduates, according to a new report from ACT. The Condition of Future Educators 2015 reveals that only 4% of the more than 1.9 million 2015 ACT®-tested US high school graduates said they intended to pursue a career in education—as either a teacher, counselor, or administrator. This is down from 5% in 2014 and down from 7% in 2010. Among the findings:  Lack of Diversity: Findings point to a lack of diversity among students interested in education. Just 23% of aspiring educators …

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