“Policy makers and philanthropists often take a color-blind approach to education, calling for policies they believe will support “all” children. But suggesting all children have the same shot at opportunity is not borne out by the facts. Black students are 13 percent less likely to graduate high school than their white peers, and black youth represent nearly one-third of all homeless youth — more than double the proportion of black youth in the overall population. This isn’t a coincidence.”
Read the full Philanthropy News Digest blog post from the co-founder of the Raikes Foundation and the former CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Jeff Raikes.