According to a Pew Research Center survey “among Hispanics ages 25 to 29, just 15% of Hispanics had a bachelor’s degree in 2013” (Krogstad). This is worrying; it is great to analyze the lack of Hispanics higher education in the United States and the State of Kansas something that one cares about by using statistics and information about the racial gap in educational attainment that explains the lower rates in Hispanics. Hispanics lowest rates of college degree attainment are a result of immigration growth, parental lower incomes, family socioeconomic status, family cultural background, and poor parental involvement.
In the article “Still Separate, Still Unequal: America’s Education Apartheid” author Jonathan Kozol argues that segregation is still a major issue in our education system. Kozol talks about schools where minorities make up the major student body. He states that schools with namesakes tied to the civil rights movement are some of the most isolated schools for minorities where white students make up less than a third of the student body. Kozol proceeds to talk about these schools where minorities make up the student population, he says that these are some of the poorest schools they are old and in need of repairs and new technology and supplies. He says that the education of these students has been deemed less important and that they are not
In this excerpt from the 2005 nonfiction work, Shame of the Nation, Jonathan Kozol calls out the extreme disparity in regards to standardized testing between white and minority children(which in turn affects dropout rates and affirmative action effectiveness), and elucidates how government-issued standards are not effectively combating the educational conditions in minority-heavy public schools. By utilizing his considerable experience in educational fields, Kozol’s writing appeals dominantly to ethos, in which he carries out by judging educational conditions according to his own life experience and standards. Kozol also subordinately appeals to pathos, through personal anecdotal evidence. To solidify his claims, Kozol also uses extensive data
Education has been a major influence on government policy and social standards concerning American youth. With hard work and education, one can better themselves and open up more opportunities for financial and social success. Waiting for Superman directed by Oscar winner, Davis Guggenheim, counters that the current education system is failing students by limiting their upward mobility, particularly among minority and low income groups. The documentary advocates for a radical change in the modern education system, modeled after charter school curriculums. Even though these successful schools produce great students many children, majority African American and Hispanic, are being left behind. In Maya Angelou’s
In Jonathan Kozol’s “Still Separate, Still Unequal: America’s Educational Apartheid” he explains that the difference between the low class schools and the urban class schools inequality by the lack of importance, the low funds, and the segregation. Kozol admits that no effort is put into the minority public schools that are isolated and deeply segregated. “At a middle school named for Dr. King in Boston, black and Hispanic children make up 98 percent of the enrollment”(Kozol 349). The schools that are named after Civil Rights leaders shows no proof of what these people were trying to succeed. Kozol comments on the extremely low funds in these minority schools. In one school he illustrates how dirty and grimy the schools are. “I had made repeated
A major issue in American politics today is the issue of school funding and how schools should be funded. In the current funding system for American public schools, nearly half of the funding comes from local property taxes. This causes disparity among schools in wealthier areas compared to poorer areas. The faults in this system has caused a large group of people to fight for equal funding in public schools to allow for fair and equal public schooling. In the article “Unfinished Business: The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education”, written by William C. Hubbard, he states that “We have to stop tolerating separate and unequal schools in this country today, and we must reenergize public education in America through equitable funding. If we don't take that step, we will not only have not fulfilled our obligations under Brown, we will threaten the very underpinnings of our constitutional democracy” (Hubbard). In the trial of Brown vs Board of Education, Thurgood Marshall is arguing for the desegregation of schools, to allow for equal opportunity for children in public schools. The schools for colored kids were not funded nearly as much as the schools for whites which is a cause of disparity in conditions for the schools. The same can be said about public schools in poor areas compared to wealthier areas. Schools in areas of poverty have lower funding and lack the programs, supplies, and funding than public schools have in an area with higher property tax. This cause a huge divide in the quality of education in different public schools. Brown vs Board of Education is a huge influence for the argument for fair and equal funding for public schools in today’s American
60 schools, 30 districts, and 11 states that’s how many Jonathan Kozol visited after several years of watching and experiencing inner city children school districts. Back in the 1960s Jonathan Kozol was working with segregation schools in New York where Kozel was able to observe the students and the programs and was able to soon enough find out the problems that these schools were having. Kozel gives a lot of statistic through out to help the readers see how bad inner city schools have been over the years and still to this day the issues that they are having. One being while walking through the halls of one inner city school out of 2,000 children he did not see one white child. Usually these schools are made up of Blacks, Hispanics and even sometimes Asians barely ever you will see a white child.
Only you are in a dull back street late around evening time. All of a sudden a man rises up out of an entryway. If you are a white American and he is a youthful black man, inside of a couple of tenths of a second you will feel a fear as your brain consequently orders him. Your heart pulsates speedier and your body tenses. On this occasion, nothing happens. He looks at you and moves away from you. You still walk on, feeling stupid for reasons for fear construct just with respect to his enrollment in a racial group. Tension and suspicion between gatherings—whether, taking into account racial, ethnic, religious, or some other distinction—fuel a significant part of the world 's viciousness. The United States of America is a multicultural country.
Today in society, there is an inequality with races and ethnic backgrounds in the United States. The prejudice judgements have flourished over many generations which causes the world view of racism to become international. There are many differences between race and ethnicity. Race is defined by the color of someone’s skin, society considers people if they are one drop of that race they are considered that race, this is known as the “Drop of Blood” theory, this pertains to a racist theory. Ethnicity is defined by the culture customs of norms and language. The ethnic background is usually perceived by others and by self. In the Color of Fear, the group of men who conversed with each other explained how they were treated by certain areas of the community. The social structure of these men were all different since their classes were all different. A question addressed in the conversation was why whites deny the blacks the idea that racism exists, this
Chavez, Carlos. "My American Dream: An Education." Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-Education. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 15 Oct. 2015. Print. As a minority student, the author provides a first hand experience in the education system and its barrier. Many minority students have the hope to complete their American Dream throughout their success in education. The author is one of the many students who have this hope and cannot achieve it because the education system in the nation is broken down. This source underlines the importance of overcoming the barriers they might face in the system. Also, this source amplifies my argument in the essay with the first hand experience of a minority student and the barriers he had to face during the years
Race has been a major line of the American society since the colony’s century playing a powerful role in the political system throughout United States government. The term race has changed over and over throughout history. The term race has changed over and over throughout history. African-Americans history of separating people based on race created a clear view of how most racial minorities ' have treated throughout history and view and differences amount racial majority. This paper most important focus will be the experience racial minority faced throughout this historical revolution. African-Americans are not the only racial minority who being treated or racial bad mistreatment, Chinese American and Native American but African-American illustrates
The article “Unequal Opportunity: Race and Education” was written by Professor Linda Darling-Hammond who holds an Ed. D., in urban education. Throughout the reading of the article, it is clear that the main point is on inequality within educational systems. Darling-Hammond opens the article with a reference to W.E.B. DuBois that quickly shapes into her main focus of how race and education interact. Darling-Hammond mainly states her points through historical evidence and looking at the root of the problem of education inequality. While reading the article, it is easy to see how the author establishes main points about race playing a key role in inadequate funding and opportunities for certain school systems. Darling- Hammond emphasizes that
Community cultural wealth is something I had never heard of before this reading. What is community cultural wealth? According to the reading it is described as "an array of knowledge, skills, abilities, and contacts possessed and utilized by Communities of Color to survive and resist macro and micro-forms of oppression." The reading has started to open my eyes to issues and struggles within schools that I hadn't thought about before. For example, because of overgeneralizations in society about people of color and their backgrounds, there are educators who demonstrate this deficient ideology in their classroom. There are assumptions being made that if a student of a minority comes from a family who has had hardships, it will somehow hinder their learning process and they will be unsuccessful in school. This shows me that there is a need to restructure the classroom in order to use the strengths and abilities that Communities of Color bring to the classroom rather than using the assumption of disadvantages. Yosso's article outlines six capitals of community wealth that Communities of Color bring with them into the classroom.