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State of Black Education

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Columbus Metropolitan Library

96 South Grant Avenue

Columbus, OH 43215

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It is not a coincidence that by most measures, black students are being #left behind.

Ohio is among the six lowest states in the nation to graduate black students, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Some leaders say the systemic issues start at the preschool level, from the disproportionate punishment of black students, the lack of black teachers and neighborhood-resident teachers in majority-black schools, to our unconstitutional state funding of public schools.

Even when a black student graduates high school, there are still significant barriers to achievement and opportunity. In higher education settings, black students often face systematic and institutional oppression, unconscious bias in the classroom, as well as financial barriers that make post-secondary opportunities unaffordable.

Join the Columbus African Council and other community partners for a conversation on the state of black education, and how as individuals and community leaders, we can set a course for a more prosperous future throughout the African Diaspora in Columbus.

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