Did you know that depending on the sport, students who play sports in college most likely have less than a 2% chance of becoming professional athletes? At middle schools, high schools and colleges across the country, everyone is arguing over whether or not students with failing grades should be allowed to play sports. In my opinion, a good education is so very important for our country’s youth, especially the athletes. Not a lot of kids are good enough to play in the top college sports programs in the country. But even those who are, still have an astonishingly low chance at making the professional leagues.
They are poor, broke, they cannot afford it and it needs to admitted. No one wants to be poor, but blaming their inability to pay for something on racism is not correct. If a student has good grades, plays sports, is involved in school and community, they have, equal opportunities to attend college, no matter what their skin color. What prevents kids from attending college, is not the color of the skin, but the lack of funds available to them due to their socioeconomic class. Thus, the reality facing America is no longer purely racism but also classism.
The situation of Hispanic educational attainment is cause for national concern. Sometimes, immigrants will have to pay extra on their college fee due to their status. The language barrier seems to place immigrant students at a huge disadvantage compared with Americans and whites. Another problem may be how teachers understand and see what Hispanic children are capable of. According to nih.gov, Hispanic students entering kindergarten were rated lower than white students by their teachers, regardless of their academic ability.
To further explain, due to students not taking advantages in high school are required to take remedial classes they most-likely took in high school and pay around triple the amount. The significance in the evidence is that college students are not trying ahead of time to save money, which is a big reason for some quantity of their debt. Not being able to adapt to new
The troubled teens aren’t learning the right amount of education they need. They are actually learning less than the average student. The author of “Report: Juvenile justice system schools “do more harm than good” says, “The education provided to the 70,000 juveniles incarcerated on any given day across the nation is “substandard” and “is setting them even further back in their ability to turn their lives around,” according to a report released today by the Southern Education Foundation.” Not one, Not two, but 70,000 juveniles are being set back in the education that’s being provided in the system. These juveniles can’t turn their lives around if they aren’t getting the proper
Because of the issues surrounding attendance at colleges in America without legal documentation, only around 5 to 10 percent of undocumented students at high school graduate and go on to college in the US (National Immigration Law Center). What is the Impact of Being Undocumented? It’s tough being an undocumented student. While a high school education up until grade 12 is available for undocumented students in the US, there are a number of legal and economic barriers for undocumented students to higher education. As a result, undocumented students do not enjoy the same educational opportunities, and therefore social and economic opportunities, as US citizens.
Minorities are oppressed by the white majority, as they have been in power throughout history for a long time. Through self-knowledge one can attain the necessary tools needed to make judgments based on what they deserve. For example, to summarize a section from Delgado’s essay, “Minority children, living in small run down houses, with walls covered in graffiti and gang signs, will have fewer role models who attended college therefore are suppressed systematically. While white people on the other side of town may live in neat homes, take piano lessons, attend summer camps will more likely end up working at high-prestige jobs.” (Delgado 1537) Through self-knowledge and understanding their history and how it ended up that way, they can realize that there is, “Their poverty, lack of cultural capital, and statically low levels of achievement are products of years of systematic suppression” (Delgado 1538). Then those same minorities will realize that they are not the problem and then they can become part of the solution through
Also, studies show that the current minimum age drinking laws have been ineffective to a high degree. By the time they are high school seniors, seventy-two percent teenagers say they have already consumed alcohol. Proper education at younger ages is needed for our country’s youth to learn the proper use of alcohol through experimentation with their own limits in safe environments.
Improving the Achievement of Hispanic Students Summary In today’s American school systems, Hispanics are among the most at-risk in the student population. They are less likely to finish high school and even fewer go on to enroll in college, let alone graduate from a higher education program. The number of Hispanic students is constantly growing, especially in urban schools, and most of those schools are desperately trying to create programs and systems to help accommodate the large number of English language learners. Those students’ scores are drastically lower than English speaking students. A study by the National Center for Education Statistics found that three out of four 8th graders are not able to pass a simple math test that includes
It is hard to determine how many of the two million are enrolled in high school, however it is known that about 65 thousand graduate each year from high school. Unfortunately it is difficult for them to further their education, statistics show 5-10% continue on to a higher education. A primary obstacle for illegal students is financial. They are not capable of receiving financial aid and only private universities accept them. As Rose Yabarra states in her article “For undocumented students, going to college takes more than discipline and an impressive academic record.
Parents cannot afford the cost of a college education and less Hispanics enroll in college. Hispanics with the lowest family income reach the lowest educational attainment as depicted on Graph #1. Hispanics low paying jobs affects the family income, the family economic success and the Hispanics attendance in college contributing to the low rate of college educated Hispanics. Low-income families’ young adults living in poverty do not attend college placing themselves in academic disadvantage. In addition, Hispanics have certain disadvantages, of one way or another, of even graduating from high school.
Education: The Latino high school drop out rate has decreased in the recent years to 14%, it is still above the national average rate for Blacks at (8%), Whites (5%), and Asians (4%), (Pew Research, 2015). Yet, due to economic constraints most Latinos still do not pursue four-year degrees, even though Latino parents place high emphasis on education as part of climbing the economic ladder, Latinos are still dropping out of school at an impressive rate in order to help their family financially.
Even with inadequate staffing, the proposed budget does not work. Within five years of opening, the school anticipates a budget shortfall of half a million dollars, an ongoing deficit that will get worse over time. The school may attract Madison students who currently attend private schools, bringing more state aid into the district. However, this approach to balancing the Isthmus Montessori budget works against the vision of a diverse, inclusive school, and is far from
As the community can tell, money is a big issue for schools today, another huge problem is the academic needs of the schools and students. Amanda Ripley stated that “America Lags behind other countries” around the globe with academics, but if we put more academics and canceled sports we would be able to catch up to the other countries in the learning program. Not only is Fremont high affecting their own learning, but also the middle school had to move in with the senior high school, and the “elementary school hadn’t had a music teacher in years”
Hispanics, initial drawbacks frequently come from their parents ' immigrant and economic position and their sparse knowledge regarding the United States education system. While Hispanic students navigate through the school system, insufficient resources in schools and their awkward rapport with teachers continues to weaken their academic achievement. Initial drawbacks continue to mount up, causing the Hispanic population in having the least high school and college degree accomplishment, which is counterproductive of having a possibility for stable employment. According to Portman & Awe (2009) school counselors and comprehensive school counseling programs are anticipated to play a dynamic role in addressing the discrepancy between diverse