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January 5th, 2011
10:02 AM ET

Perry's Principles: closing the black/white education gap

The Council of Great City Schools reports that 11% of African American fourth grade males are proficient in reading, while the same can be said for 38% of their white counterparts.

Steve Perry, CNN Educational Contributor and Founder of Capital Preparatory Magnet School, tackles the topic of  the black/white education gap in a new American Morning segment, Perry's Principles. Perry says the statistic doesn't just shine light on a racial divide, but also highlights a larger problem. Perry tells Jim Acosta what he thinks would better the American educational system and which approach he thinks would fail.

Filed under: Education
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  1. TOM

    The story about the 14 year old who is a sophomore at Morehead College brings a question to mind. Why doesn't the mother, who is an inspiration, provide the curriculum or a book on how she did it.

    As a proven home schooler she could provide valuable insight and information that others could use. Maybe cover her costs by writing a book about it.

    January 15, 2011 at 7:23 am |
  2. jon baker

    i would like to send mr perry a book
    can you give me his mailing address at cnn

    January 10, 2011 at 6:21 pm |