Their postsecondary attainment not only lags behind the attainment of white but also of black and Asian students (Adams 1). Moreover, the college completion rates of Latinos are considerably lower than those of most other ethnic groups: according to the U.S. Department of Education “in 2010, among Hispanic 25- to 29-year-olds, 14 percent had earned a bachelor's degree or higher, compared with 19 percent for African-Americans, 39 percent for whites, and 53 percent for Asian-Americans” (qtd. in Maxwell 2) (!). For all other minority groups, the percentage of college degree holders has increased significantly over the past decade, yet for Latinos it has not increased for more than two decades (Gándara, Contreras 10). The fact that Latinos are not only the fastest-growing ethnic minority but also “the most undereducated major population group in the country” (Gándara, Contreras 18) should illustrate once more how much Latino education matters to everyone.
Although the share of black children in segregated schools had dropped to 62.9 percent by the early 1980s, the subsequent lack of commitment by the federal government and multiple Supreme Court decisions antagonistic to school desegregation have led to a reversal," notes EPI. Why does that matter? "Promoting school integration is important because — now as a half century ago — segregated schools are unequal schools," the report adds. "The more non-white students a school has the fewer resources it has. A 10 percent-point increase in the share of non-white students in a school is associated with a $75 decrease in per student spending."
Today only one third of lower-income college freshman actually finish college. Meanwhile two thirds of the high income college freshman graduate. Researchers that look into why low-income college freshman don’t finish, they found out that the reason they don’t is because they go to lower ranked colleges. Which contain a higher student to teacher ratio and where it is harder to receive one on one help or
“Every year, 1.2 million students’ drop out of high school in the United States. “That’s a student that drops out of school every 26 seconds which is about 7000 students a day!” (Miller) On average, most high school drop outs are incapable of keeping a steady and stable job. As a result, dropouts make minimum wage salaries and receive a low overall income. Over half the population, fall under the low-income umbrella living paycheck to paycheck. Studies have examined how the socioeconomic status is associated with factors that impact the education of the youth.
In OCRS data collection in 20006, African American were three times more likely to be suspended or expelled from school as compared to white students. For a preschool student, the standard punishment for such should be done in the schools and should not involve a suspension. Finding employment opportunities is also an issue where the blacks in the US face discrimination. Black graduates are twice less likely to get employment as compared to white graduates. The unemployment rates for the blacks have been twice that of the whites in the US for decades.
The effect of parents bringing kids into poverty are endless because there are endless reasons why people are in poverty. 13.4 percent of children were born into poverty which means there is a higher percentage of kids that were not born into it but are now in it(Breslow,2018 para 9). Kids do not make money or if they are old enough to get a job they still don't pay all the bills or have to provide for other people. The parents are the main source of income for these kids in poverty, it does not mean it was their fault because they could have lost their jobs or have been in poverty for their entire lives. There are parents who are at fault because of their drug addiction, lack of managing money, or because they do not consider their kids in their
According to the textbook, "Racial and Ethnic Groups" (Fourteenth Edition) by Richard T. Schaefer identified the top three major issues for African Americans today as being education, employment, and criminal justice system. Within the educational system, African Americans receive inadequate education in result of their quantity of formal education. Therefore, African American children are more likely to not graduate from high school and receive higher education. Most African Americans attend predominantly white colleges and universities, whereas the vast majority attend historically black colleges and universities. With regards to employment, African Americans have a higher unemployment rate; it 's due to depression-like factors such as residing
Given that textbooks are roughly $150 each, that puts students at spending nearly $1,200 annually (according to a Chicago Tribune report). Because of this high cost, there are many students that decide not to purchase textbooks, despite being aware of the “textbooks are mandatory” notices. Our generation of young adults is taught that education is the most important task we could ever achieve in our life. Without education, how will we find a job? How will we make a living?
Magnet schools prospered in 1960- 1970 as one of the achievements of many movements against the racial segregation. During this decade the goals of these activists’ movements suggested not only to improve minorities’ socio-economic conditions the but also to give them opportunities to change their life. Thereby, education has been an opportunity to improve life of the minorities struggling with different issues in America. Due to Open Schools Movement in 1970 American education made significant changes as a creation of child-centered, desegregated new types of schools. It means that all students despite of their racial, ethnical or socio-economic status could be enrolled to any school without any discrimination.
China’s education system offers nine years of compulsory education and the admittance to colleges are cutthroat in China. Although the education system is hailed as one of the best systems in the world consistently producing best students but there is a great disparity between the students from rural area and those from the major cities of China. Around 60 million students from the rural areas are left behind in this rat race, while many of the children from the urban areas attend schools with sophisticated technology and highly qualified teachers. Rural students cannot compete with their counterparts from the urban areas and as a result most of the young people travel to factories in Guangdong province and other industrial provinces for work. The