Study: By Kindergarten 1 in 4 Black Boys Believes He Will Fail in School
The statistics as they relate to black boys aren’t yet on par with excellence, but what seems most troubling now isn’t the circumstance which impact black boys, but what these boys believe about themselves.
A new report says, due to poverty and childhood trauma, by kindergarten, 1 in 4 black boys believes he will fail in school. This sets the stage for a self-fulfilling prophecy, which includes high drop out rates and low test scores, according to a California Assembly inquiry on the status of boys and men of color
The study also found that boys are increasingly adding to the economic budget crisis in California. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the conclusions were reached based on several community hearings, expert testimony and the input of hundreds of other stakeholders over 18 months.
The final report, set to be issued this week, will include a series of recommendations on how to address these issues.