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Why Tonya McDowell Had to Break the Law to Get Her Child an Adequate Education

by on April 20, 2011

Black / White Achievement Gap, 2009 NAEP 8th Grade Reading (shown in Years)


Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World 

According to data from the National Center for Education Statistics, Connecticut leads the nation in the achievement gap between black and white students.  This might explain why Tonya McDowell, the homeless mom who was recently arrested for sending her child to a school in the Norwalk, CT School district, had to go the extra mile to get her child into a situation where he might have a chance at educational success.


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