Why Black Students Fail
Black economists are baffled why Black children would do worse in school than white children. While I'm not an exclusive economist, my education was much broader and I can explain it clearly.
Let's start with a story set, some 20 years ago. A brand new high school teacher was setup in a classroom. She was told that the kids that sat at the back half of the class were all the smarter kids and typically made the highest grades. This was a lie of course, but that's what she was told.
Miraculously, every single one of those kids at the back half of the class all made A's by the end of the year. That was regardless of race, because the class was diverse and those students were both Black and white. It also was regardless of parental participation in the kids' school life. Which soundless silenced any notion that it is the parent's fault.