New Report: Bootstraps Are For Black Kids

Thursday, October 1, 2015
The Cook Center

Blacks families with a median net worth of only 24K give more for higher education than white families who provide support at 168K+, according to a new study released by The Cook Center. Despite a close to 19 to 1 racial difference in median wealth, black parents demonstrate an outsized commitment to using their limited resources to invest in their children’s education. And that investment pays off; bringing their children to near parity in terms of educational achievement with their white counterparts. Read more