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St. Louis History in Black and White: From Dred Scott to Barack Obama

 

Education Achievement Gap: 2000-2010

For generations, African American students in St. Louis and the region have performed at a lower level than their counterparts. Many reasons have been cited, not the least of which is inferior schools, inferior equipment, and often less dedicated teachers in poor, urban districts. Family dysfunction also plays a role. During the first decade of the current century, black civic, political and religious leaders have been working to improve the performance of African American students. Each year, the Black Leadership Roundtable has put out a report card measuring the gap. While there has been some progress, the disparity remains. Black Leadership Roundtable executives John Moton, Charles Saulesberry, and Reverend Sammie Jones spoke to the issue.


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St. Louis Black Leadership Roundtable executives John Moton, Charles Saulesberry, and Reverend Sammie Jones.

 

Additional information about this episode:

Black Leadership Roundtable website

Washington University studies achievement gap

 

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