Chicago, Illinois<br />
USA <br />
September 2008<br />
<br />
Students at Robeson High live in one of Chicago's most  dangerous neighborhoods, Englewood is also one of the poorest neighborhoods in the city with a median income of $18,955 and a demographic of 97.8%  African Americans.  Roberson student face many challenges  as they enter school they have to walk through metal detectors witnesse fights and sometimes not have a clear idea of what they're doing on a day-to-day basis. In Chicago Public Schools, only around half the freshmen who enter high school will earn their diploma.  On August 18, 2010.  A 50-state report from the Schott Foundation for Public Education has come to a dispiriting conclusion: public education is failing black male students. Nationwide, the graduation rate for this demographic of students is a paltry 47 percent. And in some major cities, it's perilously low--in New York City and Philadelphia, for example, only 28 percent of black males complete high school on time.

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50-50 Against The Odds
Chicago, Illinois
USA
September 2008

Students at Robeson High live in one of Chicago's most dangerous neighborhoods, Englewood is also one of the poorest neighborhoods in the city with a median income of $18,955 and a demographic of 97.8% African Americans. Roberson student face many challenges as they enter school they have to walk through metal detectors witnesse fights and sometimes not have a clear idea of what they're doing on a day-to-day basis. In Chicago Public Schools, only around half the freshmen who enter high school will earn their diploma. On August 18, 2010. A 50-state report from the Schott Foundation for Public Education has come to a dispiriting conclusion: public education is failing black male students. Nationwide, the graduation rate for this demographic of students is a paltry 47 percent. And in some major cities, it's perilously low--in New York City and Philadelphia, for example, only 28 percent of black males complete high school on time.

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Photographer: Facing Change: Documenting America
Source: Carlos Javier Ortiz ©
Date 17 Sep 2008
Location: Chicago IL USA
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