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OPINION: The need for more black school counselors, and four ways to get better information about HBCUs

In the United States, the likelihood of black students being paired with black school counselors is low. Census data show that 70 percent of U.S. school counselors are white. (In my state, New Jersey, 83 percent of support-services staff, including guidance counselors, are white.) Traditionally, students are paired with guidance counselors by last name — […]