Also, the incarceration rates is high among the black males which could be attributed to psychological factors, insecurity, lack of jobs and even mistrust from the larger community. There is, therefore, a need to for recommendation to ending the disparities in the American education system. The research paper will also analyze the need for further research and the challenges that may arise in the application of the recommendations. Recommendations The education policy makers through the government should implement policies that ensure that there are equal chances for the black and white students in the learning institutions.
There are pros and cons about tracking, some people may say that tracking shapes your academic confidence if you’re gifted, but in my opinion, tracking is ineffective because if someone is not as smart as others, they will be put in low tracking classes. This makes those students who are not as smart as the rest feel like they are not good enough or do not fit in. I have friends who can relate because they were put into special education classes growing up and they would compare themselves to others. They were basically in the low tracking classes while others who did better in their academics were in the high tracking classes. That made them feel as if they are not as good enough as their peers.
“The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal” a quote by Aristotle. This quote means that even though we can try to make things unequal things equal it’ll be a difficult way to do so .There is inequality in the United States in regards to Racial Inequality, Education Inequality, and Gender Inequality. African American’s ability to live a fruitful life is negatively impacted by racism in regards to their education. It is observed that white teachers are known to label their black students as troublemakers. For black students who have a degree, their job isn’t guaranteed to them.
Because of this lack of English education, we fail to assimilate the students to be functioning members of the United States. The way we are able to assimilate students is to create better programs for students who are learning English; that way, when it is time to enter the workforce, they will be able to understand what it takes to move ahead in this country. The article states that “Good bilingual immersion programs provide such an environment by giving English speakers and English learners ample opportunities to interact in and out of the classroom.” Assimilation relies on the need to acquire the social and psychological features of a group. Most Latino students in schools today hold a very small grasp on our language and our social system, which is partly due to the rampant segregation.
Deciding on whether uniforms are right for your child depends on individual circumstances. There have also been a lot of questions about whether public school uniforms are excellent for children. The choice to implement a school uniform policy is viewed as difficult and will likely be the topic of debate for years to come. References Anderson, Wendell (2002). School Dress Codes and Uniform Policies.
5 Brown v. Board of Education There were many arguments both for and against school segregation. One was the claim that educational decisions were to be left to the state and local courts, and not to be decided by the Supreme Court. Another was that students should be taught where they are most comfortable learning. It was thought that white children were more comfortable learning with white children and the same goes for African-American children. Also, students must be given and equal learning environment, not the same school.
,m/any people get confused and mix these two reasons and their meanings up. People seem to think that the internalized racism is correlated with whites and the internalized white supremacy is correlated with African Americans. This has become the result of our school systems failures. In this day in age, many people need to understand the differences between these two terms.
In middle school, one time, I overheard a conversation between caucasian and colored students, both of whom were coordinating a school project together, but the caucasian students dominated the project and refused to listen to the advice from students of color. The colored students called the white students “bigoted”, but the white students preferred “individualistic”. The positive connotation of ‘individualistic’, which enhanced the reputation of the white students more than the negative connotation of ‘bigoted’, which actually endangered reputations of colored students. The suggestion of ‘individualistic’ by white students to replace ‘bigoted, which was offered by colored students, contributes to the inferiority of colored ideas as opposed to white ideas and annihilates the self-esteem of black students, whilst boosting the ego of white students. Despite different connotations, both words refer to an intolerance of new ideas by white students.
This argument has been my third and final one. Conclusively I am strongly against school tracking because of its many effects on the children. Some of those effects that it brings upon the children is that the lower tracked students may not learn a lot. Also because some students could get educationally misplaced.
Unfortunately, as educators, we can’t reach every single student, at every single time. There are times when students get “brushed under the rug,” and in my opinion, I feel as though that is what happens to our racial and ethnic minority students as well as our low-income students. Not only are these students underrepresented within a general education setting, they are also underrepresented when it comes to school programs such as gifted. Burney and Beilke stated, “It is well documented that students from racial minorities are traditionally underrepresented in these programs. ,” when referring to the gifted classroom setting.
This has helped in some instances but I think that if standardized testing was eliminated altogether then it would provide a better advantage for minorities. College admissions should be based on their grades, community service, and school activities. Some students do well in the class but don’t do well on standardized tests. Also, I think that the SAT board should be comprised of many different races and cultures so that they can make up a test that will give everyone an equal chance at passing it. It is sad that institutional racism has existed throughout history whether its schools, banks, or other institutions; and unfortunately it will probably continue to exist if we don’t actively continue to work toward
Blacks demonstrate behavioral patterns which set them apart from mainstream society. The intermixing of two cultures, one of blacks born into slavery and the other of newly arrived African slaves, have created a strong basis for black culture in the United States (Hale 1982). Naturally, the values and mannerisms of the culture are often transliterated into the classroom. In school, black students tend to share a set of characteristics which distinguish them from their peers. Their mode of interaction is animated, interpersonal and confrontational (Kochman 1983).
Civil Rights in Education During the Civil Rights Movement, segregation affected African Americans the most. Segregation in school during this time was something that truly changes schools in the South. Schools shouldn’t have race restrictions.
courses in college that have opened up my mind to the issue. The more information I learn about this issue, the more surprised I am that our society still exhibits bias, because as much as the United States preaches about equality, it appears as if society has segregation in minor ways. Although the debate between whether there are biased questions on the SATs or not seems to favor that there aren’t by popular opinions, there is still biased behavior occurring in school systems that prevent certain groups of students from getting the proper resources needed. Because I would like to work in an low-income area, which most likely would contain minorities, as a teacher I would make the effort to help those students get the sufficient help needed. This motivates me to become a part of the education field, because caring teachers are much needed in area like this.
Blacks and Whites had to attend different schools, because of segregation the systems therefore was not equal. Schools for white children received more public money, because “to allow local school districts the power to levy taxes for school funding were defeated at every turn and efforts to assess higher property values for taxation met a similar fate.” [ Harvey].