Three out of four black boys in California schools don't meet reading and writing standards, according to data obtained by CALmatters from the state Department of Education.
The data shows, for example, nearly 80 percent of black boys in the fourth grade failed to meet state reading standards.
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Another one of President Obama's social programs is an astounding failure.
A criminologist who conducted a national study of anti-bullying programs in public schools found that the programs may be doing more harm than good.
University of Texas at Arlington criminologist Seokjin Jeong analyzed data collected from schools in all 50 states, CBSDFW.com reports.
“A very disappointing and a very surprising thing. Our anti-bullying programs, either intervention or prevention does not work," said Jeong.
Anti-bullying programs were instituted in schools by the Obama administration through the Department of Education. The programs were intended to increase awareness of bullying and to curb the behavior in students. But as Jeong discovered, social engineering programs in schools are not effective against behavior that has been around for centuries.
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