Students in Detroit and apparently around the country, are FRUSTRATED with the poor education they are receiving in their schools. I believe what we need to do is go back to educating our children, and now more than ever, we have the tools to do so. Utilize the internet, utilize public libraries, take away the television and use study time as family time too. Read with your children, help them with their math, science and history assignments. Make it fun so it won't seem like you're forcing them to do this.
This link is to the editorial regarding the test score gap: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/sats/etc/gap.html
Link to video stating Detroit test scores are as low as cavemen!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dBbZFXr05U&feature=colike
I found this link through a search on google. Tony Sewell started a program in the U.K. to help young, Black people that are interested in technology
pursue their dreams: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/generating-genius-in-uk-with-young.html
This link is to the SAT Collegeboard practice exam: http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/practice-test-section-start?practiceTestSectionIDKey=Subject.LITERATURE&pageId=practiceSubjectTestLiterature&header=Literature&subHeader=SAT%20Subject%20Test%20Practice&conversationId=ConversationStateUID_1#
NPR discusses how non-Black children are preparing for the SAT as early as 7th grade. I believe our children should start prepping as early as 2nd or 3rd grade: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5383634
This link is to the SAT Free practice test. Look to the left, under SAT and click on Practice questions and review. This will give you an idea of what poorly educated Black students are being tested on: http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-practice-test?affiliateId=sathomerotator&bannerId=testYourself
I know that Black students can produce better test scores when taking the SAT's, they just need to be better prepared and that entails proper education on a long term basis.