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Explaining the Black/White Graduation Gap

Based on Missouri data, the authors of this new NBER paper conclude that the gap in college-graduation rates is mostly explained by differences in student skills. Thus, the place to start in reducing the gap is the pre-college years.

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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