EDUCATION; Higher Expectations
It doesn't have to be Black History Month to justify serious concern about nearly 30 percent of Duval County's population.
Duval County includes a larger African-American population than other major Florida cities. And blacks will be growing as a share of the populace in the future of Duval County.
That means that the county cannot fully prosper unless its black citizens do, too.
Education is the key.
About 40 percent of the students in the Duval County public schools are black, reports the Schott Foundation for Public Education.
"The fact that Florida's graduation rate for African-American male students is lower than the national …
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Publication information: Article title: EDUCATION; Higher Expectations. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: June 22, 2007. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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