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National (HuffPo)– “Black males continue to perform lower than their peers throughout the country on almost every indicator,” concludes a new report released by the Council of the Great City Schools titled, “A Call for Change: The Social and Educational Factors Contributing to the Outcomes of Black Males in Urban Schools.”

The Council declares the report’s revelations a “national catastrophe” and calls for coordinated national attention.

“The issues that emerge from the data are both moral and economic, calling into question the nation’s ability to harness all of its talent to maintain a leadership footing in the world,” Council Executive Director Michael Casserly said. “How can you narrow or close the country’s black-white achievement gap when African American males are not getting the attention and support they need to succeed?”

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