State of Black Oregon: not so good

The Urban League of Portland has issued a State of Black Oregon report, with troubling statistics for black students.

The dropout rate for black students is twice as high as for white students, and black students face expulsion and suspension at twice the rate of white students.

The study paints a broad picture of black Oregonians “at the bottom of every meaningful social and economic measure,” according to an Urban League press release. “African Americans in Oregon have significantly higher infant mortality rates, are more likely to live in poverty, have higher levels of unemployment, are half as likely to own their own homes and are far more likely to die of diseases such as diabetes than their white counterparts.”

Steve Rawley published PPS Equity from 2008 to 2010, when he moved his family out of the district.

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