Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Statistics About Black Americans - Education

Statistics About Black Americans - Education 79% are high school graduates (vs. 14% in 1950)

17% are college graduates (vs. 2% in 1950). Women: 18%. Men: 16%
Top 5 states with largest % of black college grads: Vermont 35%, Montana 33%, New Hampshire 28%, Maine 23%, Idaho 22%

3% have post-college degrees

95% of black children ages 5 and 6 are enrolled in school (vs. 69% in 1954)

School vouchers: 57% support, 43% oppose

Best way for more black kids to receive a good education: 44% say change district boundaries, 40% more government money, 10% vouchers, 6% combo or other answer

81% believe too little money is spent on schools

School prayer: 79% support, 20% oppose, 1% don't know

Has educational equality happened since 1964: 77% say yes

Quality of their kid's school: 37% fair, 35% excellent or good, 25% poor

Are black kids' school options = to white kids: 68% say no, 31%yes

Single-gender public schools: 26% support

What would best help more blacks go to college: 65% say better college preparation, 25% more financial aid, 4% more spaces for black students

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2002 JCPES survey

1 comment:

Anonymous Coward said...

>Education 79% are high school graduates (vs. 14% in 1950)

^Great.

>17% are college graduates (vs. 2% in 1950). Women: 18%. Men: 16%

We can do better

>Top 5 states with largest % of black college grads: Vermont 35%, Montana 33%, New Hampshire 28%, Maine 23%, Idaho 22%

Given the lack of large black populations in those states, that's clearly the result of aggressive recruiting.

>3% have post-college degrees

It'd be nice to know the break down here.

All sociology, law, and mba's?

>95% of black children ages 5 and 6 are enrolled in school (vs. 69% in 1954)

Great.

>School vouchers: 57% support, 43% oppose

Red Herring.
Many parents want vouchers to private/parochial schools or charter schools?

Why?

Is it because those institutions have historically done well in educating black children from impoverished backgrounds?

Or are parents desperate to try something else?

The data that's out there doesn't really support any solution

>Best way for more black kids to receive a good education: 44% say change district boundaries, 40% more government money, 10% vouchers, 6% combo or other answer

Again, the people responding to this question have some level of knowledge of the issue?

>81% believe too little money is spent on schools

How would they know?
How can they judge?

>School prayer: 79% support, 20% oppose, 1% don't know

Why?

>Has educational equality happened since 1964: 77% say yes

And they can judge this how?

>Quality of their kid's school: 37% fair, 35% excellent or good, 25% poor

And they can judge this how?

>Are black kids' school options = to white kids: 68% say no, 31%yes

Pessimism @ its finest.

>Single-gender public schools: 26% support

Overwhelming non-support.

>What would best help more blacks go to college: 65% say better college preparation, 25% more financial aid, 4% more spaces for black students

^^This is a turning point.