A Will to Live Written by Priscilla Brown and Sung by Derreck McLaughlin

A Will to Live

Commitment to Young Black Boys Give Great Results

I want to say, DUH; on the flip side I am glad the centuries of damage by purposely created poverty/poor education for Black Americans is having a turn around. A turn around due to commitment and not making excuses, because of the traps set up by society.

Schools in Oakland, California, may have found the key to closing the achievement gap between African-American males and other groups of students, according to a recent report.

In 2010, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) began offering elective courses specifically for its lowest-performing students: African-American males. Several years later, the initiative, known as the Manhood Development Program (MDP), has been successful in narrowing achievement gaps and improving school culture, says the report from Vajra Watson, director of research and policy for equity at the University of California, Davis.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/17/oakland-manhood-development-program_n_6665806.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000047

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