Black Issues in Higher Education

Black Issues in Higher Education is a magazine specializing in African American Focused topics.

Articles from Vol. 12, No. 7, June 1

Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America-An Anthology
Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America -- An Anthology.by D. Kamili AndersonEdited by Herb Boyd and Robert L. Allen New York: One World/Ballantine Books, 1995. 944 pp., $35.00 bardcover.To extend Shakespeare a bit, what a piece of work is "Brotherman,"...
Four Decades after Brown, Southern Higher Education Remains Separate, Unequal: Closing, Merging HBCUs No Remedy for Desegregation
Four Decades After Brown, Southern Higher Education Remains Separate,. Unequal: Closing, Merging HBCUs No Remedy for Desegregationby B. Denise HawkinsWASHINGTON, DC -- In 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. whet America's appetite with his vision of...
High-Class Admissions: Intense Competition Spells Selectivity
High-Class Admissions: Intense Competition Spells Selectivity.by Mary-Christine PhillipIf the baby-boom generation of the mid-1940s and 1950s was thought of as creating a tidal wave of students for the nation's higher education institutions, colleges...
High Court Refusal of Banneker Appeal Criticized: A `Negative Message' for African American Youth?
High Court Refusal of Banneker Appeal Criticized: A 'Negative Message'. for African American Youth?by Garland L. ThompsonWASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to hear the University of Maryland's appeal on minority scholarships troubles...
House Budget Plan Targets Howard, Gallaudet, TRIO Programs: Some Cuts Come as `Big Surprise'
House Budget Plan Targets Howard, Gallaudet, TRIO Programs: Some Cuts. Come as 'Big Surprise'by Charles DervaricsTRIO programs, Howard University and many small scholarship programs for students of color would lose all federal funding under a budget...
New Image: Infusion of Academic Rigor Allays Critics
New Image: Infusion of Academic Rigor Allays Critics.by Charles DervaricsThe future of vocational education will look much different than its past, say education experts. Gone are the days when schools routinely steered low-income students into trade...
Prevention Programs: Frustration Mounts as Emulation on National Scale Not Forthcoming
Prevention Programs: Frustration Mounts as Emulation on National Scale. not Forthcomingby Roberto RodriguezIn the 1960s, the K-12 dropout rate in the Latino community was approximately 50 percent. Today, because of different methods of measurement, the...
Remedial Education: Whose Responsibility Is It?
Remedial Education: Whose Responsibility Is It?.by Dianne Williams HayesColleges and universities throughout the country have turned to remedial courses as a way to help students overcome deficiencies, especially in English and math, before moving on...
Saving the Young Ones: Toward a Better Understanding of Pre-Adolescent Urban Male Students
Saving the Young Ones: Toward a Better Understanding of Pre-adolescent. Urban Male StudentsYoung urban males between the ages of nine and 12 years, generally speaking, have not yet made up their minds to become delinquents or (as they prefer to be known)...
THE LAST WORD: Higher Education Has a Link to School Reform
THE LAST WORD: Higher Education Has a Link to School Reform.It is common knowledge that teaching is the only licensed occupation people can join without having mastered a common knowledge base. This is a problem facing all of our nation's schools but...
The Top 100: Leveraging the Information
The Top 100: Leveraging The Information.In this year's fourth annual Top 100 Report we thought it might be useful to take a look at the front end of the academic pipeline, i.e., the K-12 environment. Our motivation was based on the reality that -- try...
Washington UPDATE: House Education Panel Hears Affirmative Action Complaints
Washington UPDATE: House Education Panel Hears Affirmative Action. Complaintsby Charles DervaricsThe House of Representatives' education committee has opened debate on the future of affirmative action with Republican leaders calling for a review of existing...