I have a couple of comments on this Minneapolis Star Tribune article about the graduation rates for black Minnesotans. First of all, if we focus on the "gap," rather than overall achievement, then one solution would be to lower white graduation rates. I don't think that's what people have in mind.
Also, take a look at this quote from the article:
Demond Davis, 18, who is black, knows what it's like to have a tough time graduating. He is three credits short of getting his diploma from Cooper High School, in New Hope, and he's attending summer classes to make up the difference. Davis said that he thinks his teachers have helped him where they could. But they could help more "if teachers could speak our language."
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