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Stats That Stick: January 26, 2011

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January 26, 2011 09:41 pm


In 2009, 41% of children born in the USA were born to unmarried mothers (up from 5% a half-century ago). That includes 73% of non-Hispanic black children, 53% of Hispanic children and 29% of non-Hispanic white children. –USA Today

Nearly half of voters in 11 Massachusetts cities give their public schools a grade of A or B and just 12 percent rate their schools D or F, according to poll results released yesterday.   –The Boston Globe

On the most recent nationwide science test, 34% of fourth-graders, 30% of eighth-graders, and 21% of twelfth-graders performed at or above the Proficient level. Only 1% of fourth-graders, 2% of eighth-graders, and 1% of twelfth-graders performed at the Advanced level. –National Assessment of Educational Progress

In the third quarter of 2010, the homeownership rate for African Americans was 45%. The homeownership rate for Latinos was 47%, and the homeownership rate for whites  was 74.7%  –Center for American Progress


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