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.
I believe that it puts too much stress on kids and it doesn’t show their full potential. Kids could be amazing writers, be very creative, have outstanding leadership, but these tests don’t show any of these talents. Standardized testing should not be required in school. Standardized testing is a test or tests that require all students to answer the same questions in a certain amount of time all the same way. The questions do not have to be high stakes tests, time limited, or multiple choice.
Christopher Jencks, editor of the book The Black-White Test Score Gap, said, “The average black student scores below 70 to 80 percent of the white students of the same age” (The Test Score Gap). This discrepancy has been partially attributed to socioeconomic status, due to
27% of black people in American think that all of the goals have been achieved. 67% of them think that only some of the goals have been achieved. However, only 5% of them think that none of the goals have been
According to Tom Vanden Brook of USA Today, “The Air Force has 280 generals, but just 18 of them belong to minority groups. That includes two Hispanic officers, or less than one percent of the total. The thirteen African-American generals make up four percent of the Air Force 's general officer corps.”5 For a service that has been around for nearly 70 years, it is difficult to understand how the leadership of the service has not been more diverse. Promotion rates, which directly tie into higher levels of leadership, reveal Caucasian officers are statistically more likely to get promoted in-the-zone than their minority counter-parts.6 This directly ties into a minority’s lack of opportunities to get promoted into the general ranks, as late promotions reflect on an individual’s “whole-person” perception. Numbers are too difficult to ignore and the data heavily demonstrates the AF is lacking when it comes to diversity.
You know the topics, but your mind draws a blank. You perch there, perturbed about whether you will pass your grade. But why should these state created tests have such an influence on whether you pass your grade or not? How do these tests show a child’s full range of knowledge? Standardized tests should not be a requirement to pass certain grades as these tests display only a small range of knowledge, they don’t factor in reasons why a student might not perform well, and these tests provoke stress.
According to the graph shown with the article, the income gap between blacks and whites in the 1960s was about $20,000 with the white income as the greater of the two. Fifty years later, the gap between the two races rose up to about a $27,000 difference. Nevertheless, it is fair to question how far society has gotten trying to achieve financial equality. The Washington Post article written by Brad Plumer ,“These ten charts show the black-white economic gap hasn’t budged in 50 years”, provide the readers ten charts to compare the economic gap between blacks and whites. Overall, these charts prove that there had have not been improvements between the incomes of whites and blacks, but it has actually worsened.
Hispanics in Hunt’s Point Ave are the majority at 71.6 percent of its population while the area of Hunter College is 5.3 percent of its population. Minorities in Hunter College are less prominent due to the economic status of its location. For New York City, Hispanics are 28.8% of the city. Not all of New York City prides itself on its commercial success thus the percentage is higher for Hispanics in New York City. New York City is often referred to as mixed pot due to the people, the way it should be.
The differences between the black and white schools encouraged racism which made the amount of discrimination against blacks even greater. Firstly, in both black and white schools student were at least partially educated. However, the level of education between the two schools was extremely different. Only one out of eight black adults in the nation had completed high school and four out of ten white adults had gotten their diploma. Black students were not encouraged as much as white students were to complete school.
There is no perfect way of testing; however there are ways that limit the mind’s creativity and ability think freely. Even with this being known, public schools around the country are having to utilize standardized testing in order to place a score to their student’s intelligence. By using this system, the students don’t develop the capability to answer the open ended questions offered in society or real-life situations. These programs aren’t preparing them for life, but rather a multiple choice survey. Programs such as the ACT and SAT are extremely impactful on a student’s future; however students aren’t analyzing the text and formulating a response, but rather deciding what bubble they haven’t chosen in a while.
In 2009, almost 45 percent of Latina females under five years old were enrolled in school while only 39 percent of Latino males were enrolled. When third grade comes around boys tend to be more than a year behind than girls in writing and reading skills. This shows that there is a serious problem within the education system because it isn’t right for males to be that far behind of what school districts want the kids to be taught. It gets even worse, boys that are colored are at a higher chance of experiencing great differences in consequences and punishments such as suspension and expulsion (Sáenz and Ponjuán, 2012). It saddens me to know that we live in the year 2015 and we still see people experience racism and inequality just because the color of his or her
Jebera is African American giving his a 7.5% chance of having any disorder in his lifetime according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. In comparison, White have a 10.4% chance and Mexican Americans an 8% chance . This makes African Americans and, therefore, Jebera the least likely of the group to have a mental disorder. More specifically, African Americans have a 10.4-12% lifetime prevalence rate of depression. Again, both White and Hispanic individuals scored higher with White’s at l6.8-17.6% and Hispanic at ll.6-13.7% .
There are great educational achievement gaps between whites and blacks that can be traced back the bias they receive as children in the classroom. The high school graduation rate of Blacks to Whites though through the years it is shrinking is 69% of Blacks are graduating while 86% of their white counterparts are graduating. (Amos, 2014) This is a troubling static for an ethnic group that is already falling behind in academe and in social class. It may also be difficult for these young people do view a high powered career as something that is attainable because even our Congress there are just 44 Blacks to 361 Whites, and in the Senate ZERO Blacks and 100 possible positions (ThisNation.com,2014). These kinds of prospects even in our highest offices which should be an equal representation of the people in the United States is dominated by Whites.