Shirley McBay, Pioneering Mathematician, Is Useless at 86

The resulting report, launched in 1990, concluded what many individuals already knew: that the academic pipeline was damaged, and that bettering Black enrollment required a wholesale rethinking of schooling from kindergarten by twelfth grade. “Academic alternatives for many minority youth, and therefore their academic attainments, lag behind the probabilities, selections and efficiency of the nonminority,”