Black Education / Schools : Alarming Disparities in UCSC's Graduation Rates

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  1. Destee

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    Alarming Disparities in UCSC's Graduation Rates

    Only fifty-four percent of black males at UC Santa Cruz make it to graduation

    By Ann Daramola

    In an ongoing study of diversity in the University of California, social psychology graduate student John Johnson compiled data that puts UC Santa Cruz near the bottom of the list when it comes to the graduation rates of undergraduate black males.

    According to the numbers Johnson synthesized, UCSC graduated 54 percent of its black male students, as opposed to 80 percent of Asian female students.

    “When I first came across the data, it was shocking,” Johnson said. “It was shocking because I didn’t know.”

    “In general people regard [graduation rates] as how well the university is responding for particular students,” Martin Chemers, chair of the psychology department, said. “If a minority group is graduating at a much less normal rate than the dominant students, then that is a signal that there is a problem.”

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    Studies such as this are essentially flawed.

    For one, graduation rate comparisons for Black males and Asian females will reveal a similar pattern in ALL UC's because the ADMISSION rates for Asian females is significantly HIGHER...."Duh!"

    Asian females work more internships, qualify for more grants, scholarships and loans, and quite frankly, get more significant FAMILY, FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION to their educational expenses.

    Black males, especially, tend to get loans, low paying jobs and overall-inadequate financial aid/assistance from their FAMILIES. Thus, many do not graduate becuase they do not MATRICULATE......"Duh!".

    An "achievement gap" exists in k-12 and this gap WIDENS in the college/university setting.

    And come to think about it, UC student populations are supposed to reflect the LOCAL population....

    How many BLACK MALES live in SANTA CRUZ...?..."Duh!"

    (Black pop.= 1.73%, Asian pop.=4.90%)

    What percent of 1.73 are MALES??!
     
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    It's interesting. But important to note that women usually have a higher graduation rate than men of any ethnicity in u.s. Men tend to leave college as soon as they find a job while women tend to stay and continue education.
     
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