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ETS’s Addressing Achievement Gaps Symposium: Advancing Success for Black Men in College: A Statistical Profile CDF

ETS Policy Evaluation & Research Center; Children's Defense Fund
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ETS Achievement Gaps Conference Report. National Press Club, Washington, D.C., June 23, 2014
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Academic Standards, Black Students, Higher Education, Children's Defense Fund (CDF)


In 2002, 72 percent of Black male high school sophomores reported that they “expect to attain a bachelor’s degree or higher”; however the data show that in 2013 only 17 percent of Black men ages 25–29 had actually attained a bachelor’s degree. What accounts for this disconnect between these young men’s expectations and their degree attainment?

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