This Charter School Treats Traumatized Kids By Never Punishing Them

By Victor Trammell

The just released standardized test results for public school systems in the U.S. state of California looked very dismal for black boys, according to a recently published report. reported on May 31st that 75 percent of California’s black boys in public school do not meet the minimum standards for reading competency. CALmatters is a non-partisan, non-profit media organization that analyzes California’s politics and systemic policies.

The organization’s recent report was written by Matt Levin. The CALmatters report also revealed that there is a definitive achievement gap between the reading capabilities of California’s black girls and boys who are enrolled in public school. Also, reading seems to an area of concern for black boys and the dysfunction often comes early in their lives.

“The reading data is sobering. As early as fourth grade, for example, nearly 80 percent of black boys failed to meet state reading standards. Of all ethnic groups for which the state collects data, black boys trailed black girls by the widest margin,” Levin wrote in his report for

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