The “Black Achievement Paradox Nobody’s Talking About”

The “Black Achievement Paradox Nobody’s Talking About”

January 8, 2019

As part of Education Week’s 10 Big Ideas in Education series, Daarel Burnette II asks: “Why do black students whose parents serve in the military significantly outperform their peers from black civilian families?” This question has “stumped researchers” for years—especially considering how the vast majority of military families move stations (and schools) so frequently. Burnette says that ESSA’s data-reporting requirements for military-connected students “could provide some insights for practitioners and policymakers.”