Studies have shown that students who have been suspended are three times more likely to dropout than a student who has never been suspended. A 2011 study conducted in Texas showed that students who have been suspended or expelled at least once during middle or high school averaged for such disciplinary actions during their academic careers. Fourteen percent of those students have been suspended 11 times or more. The article “Why Do We Suspend Misbehaving Students.” written by Brian Palmer states that students who have been suspended at least once in their academic career are three times more likely to drop out. In recent years, while Baltimore city schools have dramatically reduced suspensions, the dropout rate has been cut almost in half.
Additionally, the author mentions that according to the professor’s research, the “score gap between American students and those in the highest-ranked countries” decreases by “25 percent in math and 40 percent in reading” once adjustments for the student’s socioeconomic status have been made. However, this problem is getting harder for public schools to solve as “[t]he public school population is getting poorer”. Porter then introduces Andreas Schleicher, the top educational expert of O.E.C.D who runs the PISA tests, as Schleicher firmly disagrees with Professor Carnoy’s claims. According to Professor Carnoy’s results, “fewer than 15 percent” of American students should be from families of lower socioeconomic status, but Schleicher found that “65 percent of principals in American schools say at least 30 percent of their students come from disadvantaged families”.
In 2012 a peer-reviewed study done by researchers at the University of Nevada at Reno, discovered an astonishing fact, 90% of the seventh and eighth grade public school students didn’t like wearing uniforms (Claudene Wharton). If your student, kid, or relative says they dislike school uniforms, then they probably don't like wearing them. School uniforms in public schools undermine the promise of a free education by imposing an extra expense on families. In most inner city schools they require uniforms of some type of uniform, from a certain color or style. In those schools the students parents have to pay for these uniforms which could cost up to $249 for one child (School uniforms).
In 2012 the veteran dropout rate was around 88%, and while it has since improved, it is still an alarmingly high number. Why are veterans not completing their degree? While there have been no studies investigating why student veterans are dropping out, perhaps Claude Steele has pinpointed the answer. For many veterans returning to college, they often find themselves not as successful as they had hoped. Low grades, inability to connect with classmates, fear of being judged are cues that can raise the question “Do I really belong here?”
Based on data from the Civil Rights Data Collection in 2012, the United States Department of Education states that “black students are suspended and expelled at a rate three times greater than white students” (U.S. Department of Education). This is a problem because if a student has been suspended once, they are far less likely to do well in school and are actually much more likely to drop out, thus contributing further to the issue I discussed in the paragraph above. Schools need to treat all of their students fairly in order to give them the best chance at success in higher education. All of these factors truly go hand in hand to serve as obstacles in the way of minority students’
For in Irvine – the more affluent community, ninety six percent of the population graduates high school, while in Fullerton, which is significantly less affluent than Irvine, only eighty-six percent of the population graduates. To some, a ten percent difference in graduation rates might not suggest a problematic case of inequality, but in statistics, such a disparity is statistically significant; that ten percent represents disturbing trends concerning inequality, as those thousands of high school dropouts are at a huge disadvantage in economic, political, and social spheres of American life. Educational equality ensures general political, economic, and social equality; it also follows that educational inequality ensures general political, economic, and social inequality. Generally, American Educational Policies attempt to equally subsidize schools and universities, yet outcomes in these institutions, such as SAT and ACT scores, are far from equal; this is because our redistributive policies do not consider other personal economic factors that might
Now you have to compete with large numbers of applicants for fewer number of jobs. Likewise, the value of the high school diploma has dropped. There is a big gap between an annual earning and unemployment rate of college graduates and high school graduates. High school graduates are doing even worse financially. The research acknowledges that unemployment rate and pay gap between college graduates and high school graduates is higher and
The increasing rate in which students are dropping out of college is alarming, because it will affect our society in the long term, as the students of today are the employees of tomorrow. Governments need to address this issue, because everyone’s future lies in the hands of teenagers. They need to find a solution to the increased prices in colleges relative to people’s earnings. Years ago, attending college may have been only for the people who were well off, but today having a bachelors degree holds the same value as a high school certificate did years ago. Teenagers’ aswell need to understand that attaining a bachelor’s degree is key for getting a well-paid job later on.
The Zero Tolerance Policy is a major worldwide issue. Statistically it has been a problem in schools for many reasons but mainly because most believe it 's a racial factor in schools. It also brings down academic levels and a child 's learning ability. While researching the statistics I found out that many researchers have discovered that black students are more likely to get suspended, expelled, or juvenile consequences over white students. On the pbs.org website it stated that “Black students make up about 16 percent of the nation’s population in school, they account for about 45 percent of the kids who face juvenile arrest.”
School failure among children and adolescents has long been a serious issue in Myanmar. Although education is highly valued among Myanmar families, low enrolment, poor attendance, and high school dropout rates suggest poor quality education, bad school experiences and negative academic outcomes (Save the Children, 2017). According to a comprehensive education sector review, only one in five Myanmar youths completes high school (Becker, 2015). More than 75% of students fell below a basic Myanmar language proficiency, and 79% of students did not earn a pass score on Mathematics in Myanmar language and Mathematics learning achievement test according to a child-friendly school baseline study, comparing students countrywide (UNICEF, 2012).
This affects the opportunity of Hispanics attendance to college contributing to the low rate of Hispanics college degree graduates. A college degree education plays a key role in how much income one will and can bring in. For example, a study conducted at Rockhurst University in Kansas City found that “being at a disadvantage in the world of academics is shown in the types of jobs that these minorities have. In 2000, blacks and Hispanics were almost twice as likely as whites to work in the service sector, such as food service or cleaning service, with compensation at $12 per hour” (Restituto and Miller). Hispanics with no college degrees in Kansas are in academic disadvantage as found by the Rockhurst University in Kansas City since the opportunity to attain a college degree depends on the personal income.
Constantly, US schools in black and latino neighborhoods have been severely understaffed and underfunded. “A quarter of high schools with the highest percentage of black and Latino students do not offer Algebra II; a third of these schools do not offer chemistry” (Heffling). Schools not offering these basic courses to their students simply due to a lac of funding significantly impacts the performance of black and latino students in the post-secondary world. In fact, nearly 51% of all public school students come from a household that is near or below the federal poverty line (Layton). Education is supposed to be one of the biggest equalizers in regards to achievement yet there already exists an inequality amongst the education received.
The Latino community is the most rapidly growing minority group in the United States. However, it is also one of the minority group that have faced many barriers in their educational opportunities throughout its history in this nation. The United States is knowing because of it offers equal opportunities for everyone, yet a poor quality education still exists in many of our Latino community schools. A poor quality education that leads to other issues in the system of education among our Hispanic/Latino students. The dropout rates from high school in the Latino students is very high.
As a result, we had in 2011 nearly half (48.1%) of all Dane County’s Black third graders failed to meet proficiency standards in reading, compared to 10.9% of White third graders. In other words, Dane County Black third graders were 4.4 times more likely NOT to be proficient in reading than their White peers. In other words, because of this large difference between rich and poor property taxes payment, rich communities receive more school funding and give great opportunities to their children to have higher quality education than poor communities. In “School funding inequality makes education separate and unequal”, Klein Rebecca (2015)
The tests narrow down the curriculum to focus on the subjects that are on the test, forgetting about the other subjects. Standardized tests cannot measure all that schools teach like how to be a problem solver. Standardized tests have not improved America’s education system. Every once in a while the world will submit their schools performance and they will be ranked with