Social Work Advocates magazine
There are 140 million poor and low-income people in the United States. As long as America ignores this statistic and refuses to fully address it, we all live in an impoverished democracy, say organizers of the Poor People’s Campaign (PPC).
NASW leaders and staff participated in the PPC’s assembly and march in Washington, DC, in June 2022 to support and raise awareness of its mission.
CBS News Chicago
Recently released exam pass rates from the Association of Social Work Boards may explain the underrepresentation. In Illinois, 42% of Black test takers pass the exam the first time around, compared to to 82% of white test takers.
"Not passing the first time means you might lose your job," said Cassie Walker, who identifies as Black and queer. Another possible effect is a Black social worker feels defeated and gives up the profession.
NASW news release
The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) on August 5 published data in a 2022 ASWB Exam Pass Rate Analysis. The data revealed glaring disparities in pass rates among racial groups, particularly for Black test takers. It also raised concerns about disparities in pass rates for other demographics, including social workers who are older adults.
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