I was talking to a good friend that lives in the state of Wisconsin and she shared some alarming news with me that I felt more people need to know about. According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress test, which serves as the universal barometer that compares one state with another, this state does not fair well for Black folks.
Here are four reasons that Black people might want to keep going and not get stuck living in Wisconsin. Of course you can’t blame the state for all the issues but this doesn’t look good at all.(CLICK NEXT FOR TOP 4 REASONS)
4. READING IS FUNDAMENTAL
Wisconsin has the worst record in the nation for teaching black students to read.(CLICK NEXT FOR TOP 4 REASONS)
3. GAP CONTROL
Wisconsin has the widest gap of any state in the country between black and white students. The widest gap of all the states. They beat Oklahoma by a pretty good margin. Oklahoma has the second biggest gap.(CLICK NEXT FOR TOP 4 REASONS)
2. THE FINAL FOUR
There are four tests given, fourth grade reading and math and eighth grade reading and math. This state has the biggest achievement gap in all four.(CLICK NEXT FOR TOP 4 REASONS)
1. LOCKED UP
Wisconsin puts more black men in prison than all of the other states. Oklahoma is second. A staggering one in eight black men in this midwestern state are incarcerated.