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.
According to college professors roughly 42% of college students are not adequately prepared by their high schools to meet the rigor of college coursework (Center for College Readiness, 2015). SLIDE 4 - WARRANTS There is no doubt that a majority of high school graduates aspire to earn a college degree. However according to (Policy Report, 2013), only 68% of them enroll immediately in a four or two-year post-secondary institution after completing high school. Out of this low number that enroll in colleges, it is still observed that many fail to complete a degree. According to (Policy Report, 2013), only about 60% of students at four-year institutions complete a bachelor’s degree within 6 years of initially enrolling.
That point is true, but it is unimportant because there is a greater amount of people with only a high school diploma being unemployed compared to people with a college degree. As reported by CNN Money, on a recent chart it shows the unemployment rate for high school graduates at 5.6% compared to the unemployment rate for college graduates which is 2.5%. This data proves how both high school and college graduates may be unemployed but there is a significant difference between how much more high school graduates are unemployed than college graduates. Some people may argue that college sets students back a lot of money. But that is not the case.
According to Aaron Morrison’s article titled, “Black Unemployment Rate 2015: In Better Economy African Americans See Minimal Gains,” African Americans with a college degree receive job opportunities equal to a white high school dropout. This is important because it shows that no matter the success or the education level of a person, when applying for a job, it is the color of their skin that matters most. This unequal standard for obtaining a job has led to an increase of unemployment within the black community. According to “The Black and White Labor Gap in America” by Christian E. Weller, in the year 2011, the unemployment rate of African Americans averages 16.1% while the unemployment rate of white people averages 7.9%. Furthermore, the rate for African Americans without a job is about twice as much compared to white Americans.
According to the 2014 Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) statistics, 34% of the total homeless population of America is under 24 years old (HUD 2014). Although HUD recognizes that this is an alarming number, current housing laws offer little protection for homeless college students. Young people in America face homelessness due to financial issues, lack of family support or insufficient housing. Reforming these laws will improve the lives of students struggling with inadequate housing and allow them to focus on their academic performance instead of worrying about their safety or where they will spend the night. Ronald Hallett, a Research Associate in the Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis at the University of Southern
In Illinois the average cost of college tuition is $16,448 (“College Costs” 1). That is $3,182 more than the U.S. average (“College Costs” 1). This means that fewer students will want to or will be able to attend school here in central Illinois. Fewer students mean less people spending money in our community, less people buying groceries, clothes, and other things. Also students going to university here in central Illinois are more likely to graduate with student loan debt.
First, scholarships aren’t being benefited from due to the lack of time the athlete has. Second, student-athletes often end up with low paying jobs, so a pay rate in college could help them out after finishing school. Third, college sports have profited millions of dollars off of these student-athletes and they only receive a scholarship. Make it or break it, one former athlete works a minimum wage job, while a rookie in the professional league is making millions. The lesson learned is that college athletes are being exploited.
How can undocumented Hispanic students prove that the American Education System is unfair? Hispanic parents come to the united states to provide their children a better life in a country known as the land of opportunity. About 65,000 Undocumented students graduate from high school each year, The educational condition of hispanics has been characterized by below grade-level enrollment, high attrition rates (over 50 percent) in many schools districts, high rates of illiteracy, low numbers of school years completed, and consequently, great underrepresentation in higher education according to Arias M, Beatriz from the American journal of education. “ultimately, the high dropout rate that has been the bane of hispanics education may prove to be the results of excessively inferior educational experiences endured by the youngster as they progress through the educational system.” ( Minicucci, Acosta, relapp, hernandez, and margolis.) “Grade retention among Latinos is linked to high school dropout rates, about 11% of Hispanic youth who had dropped out of high school had been retained in a grade at some point in their school career, compared to 4.3% of Hispanic youth who completed”.
Does one even have enough to pay standard bills? The cost doesn’t stop there, so were those thousands of dollars spent really worth it? That’s what most ask themselves at night when they can’t sleep because they’re figuring out how to pay their light bill. The ground on wages fluctuates by year, “hourly wages for young college-educated men in 2000 were $22.75, but that dropped by almost a full dollar to $21.77 by 2010. For young college-educated women, hourly wages fell from $19.38 to $18.43 over the same period” (“New College Grads Losing Ground on Wages.”).
The price of tuition was not always on a rise. An example of this is in 1975 the tuition for a full-time undergraduate at The University of Hawaii ranged from $161 for state residents to $650 for non-state residents. The modern cost of tuition also differed to when the baby boomers generation. “Baby boomers paid for college with the money they made from their summer jobs” PAUL F. CAMPOS, New York times. Then public funding for higher education was reduced drastically.