The Day – Equity report: Black Coast Guard cadets more likely than peers to face inequalities


New London — A new report looking at enrollment data, retention rates and disciplinary action at the Coast Guard Academy found that black cadets are more likely than their peers to face inequalities.

The report by the Center for Urban Education at the University of Southern California follows a yearlong process of examining academy data, disaggregated by race, ethnicity and gender, with a focus on equity. The academy is the first federal service academy to undergo the process, known as the Equity Scorecard.

“This project is part of the Academy’s long-term commitment to examine educational outcomes and formulate improvement strategies,” Rear. Adm. James Rendon, academy superintendent, said in a prepared statement. “We will review the data in the report, along with that from other…

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