The Non-Negotiable: Educating African-American Male Students K-12 will highlight several salient points that were stimulated from NCLB, better known as the No Child Left Behind Act. The book presents several alarming problems. One problem is the dropout rate. Research indicates 53 percent of African-American males nationwide drop out of school. Research indicates African-American high school students are notably falling behind their Caucasian counterparts in graduation rates, dropout rates, literacy rates, and college preparedness rates. According to the Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males, African-American and Hispanic twelfth-grade students read at approximately the same level as Caucasian eighth-grade students. The National Assessment of Educational Progress reports that 88 percent of African-American eighth graders read below grade level, compared to 62 percent of Caucasian eighth graders. The goal of the book is to afford each reader the opportunity to cultivate their educational outlook on African-American males and provide their schools with effective, culturally responsive reform. The overarching goal for this book is to bring enlightenment to a dark cloud that hovers over the success or lack of success of the African-American male student.

The Non-NegotiableEducation African-American Male Students K-12

  • This book is definitely a must read for all educators! I reallly enjoyed reading Chapter 5 which has excerpts from several young men in elementary, middle and high school! Great information!  ~ Amazon Customer


As an educator, author and a Christian, Dr. Bolar understands the power of his voice. My voice must be heard on the earth, in fact, it’s imperative.  As believers In Christ, we have been given the power of life and death bestowed upon us in our very voices. The question is when you will allow your voice to be heard? What will you say that will change and transform someone’s life?  I posses no power of my own; Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world! >> READ MORE


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