When I first read the title, I was still holding onto hope that this did not mean what I thought it meant.
Protesters call for improved reading scores among African-American students
A group of parents, ministers and community leaders say African American high school students in Chicago have inadequate reading test scores.
The group marched on Chicago’s city hall Wednesday. They say the results of recent state reading tests for black students are too low. They say one of four black students cannot read at their grade level.
According to the National Association for Educational Progress, the average 17-year-old African American student has the reading and math score of a 14-year-old white student.
The group rallied outside Mayor Daley’s office, saying good reading skills are essential to survival.(more…)
So you are banging on the door of the White man because your child can’t read?????