There is more than one route to teach education. Homeschooling and public schools are two examples of them in America. That is proven by the statistics that indicate, “about 3 percent of the school-age population was homeschooled in the 2011–12 school year” (nces.Ed. Gov). Statistics also show that, “In fall 2015, about 50.1 million students will attend public elementary and secondary schools.
But with that great arg... ... middle of paper ... ... the broader spectrum of students who take the test the lower the average score will be. While all children go to school here, in other countries it is rare that a high majority of the kids attend school. Students from other countries do not receive money for uniforms, books, lunch or other costs if they go to school it is because they are financially eligible to attend. Furthermore, living in poverty does in fact reduce one’s access to books, early academic head start programs, and many other assets that can increase a child’s learning’s. If a school tests only the most financially privileged the academic scores will be high, If a school tests all students it is obvious that the rate will decrease.
In the modern, technological world we live in, 92% of low-income school teachers say that technology has a major impact on their ability to access content, resources and materials, but only 18% say that their students have access to their necessary materials (3). Children in poverty are not receiving the resources essential for them to prosper in education and, therefore, usually drop out. Students from low-income schools are 7 times more likely to drop out and not earn a degree than students from wealthy families
There are several reasons as to why unemployment persist and is increasing in Papua New Guinea. One of them is lack of education and lack of skills to secure a job. With a literacy rate of PNG at 53.7 percent almost half the population is illiterate. Some form of education is required to get a job and if you don’t meet the criteria you end up being unemployed or earn a minimum salary job such as security guards or gardeners’. With 41-60 percent of Papua New Guineans making less than two dollars a day , and with the school fees increasing every year most parents cannot afford school fees and other necessities for education.
Lower-income students may more likely suffer from malnutrition and other health problems, which may cause them to lack concentration in classrooms and trainings for the workforce. Since low-income students receive lower quality education, they will more likely struggle to attract future employers in highly technica... ... middle of paper ... ...less exposure to the 21st century job market. “Less than 4 percent of white students attend schools where 70-100 percent of the students are poor, however, 40 percent of black and Latino students attend such high poverty schools” (Kondracke 2009). White students are more likely to gain exposure to some type of 21st century training, while minorities may graduate from high school totally unprepared for highly technical industries. Since Blacks and Hispanics are more likely to live in impoverished communities, they are less likely to get access to computers that will allow them to become familiar with high-tech and software programs.
It has been long recognised that students of disadvantage upbringings struggle to attain the educational success of their wealthier peers. Constant inflation in cost of living, along with household incomes seemingly in decline this past decade has seen an estimated 23 percent or 4.9 million (ABS, 2012) people now being considered to live in low SES families. Fourteen percent of school age children are currently being raised by unemployed parents, with as many as one in six children considered to be directly affected by poverty (Ewing, 2014, pp.75-77). These statistics suggest that at present five hundred and sixty thousand students are at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to education (Ewing, 2014, p.75). Now take in to consideration Ewing’s
Teachers who are getting paid less are probably going to do a worse job right? WRONG! Private school teachers are usually paid about 12,000 dollars less than public school teachers ... ... middle of paper ... ...ver child they want into their school. Who know, but it seems that public education can and needs to be improved maybe slightly more than private education. Is money really the answer to everything?
Liz Dwyer author of the article 6 Shocking Facts About Public School Segregation states, “A 2012 study by the Center for American Progress found that public schools with student populations that are 90 percent or more white receive an average of $733 more per pupil. That’s 18 percent more per pupil than schools with 90 percent or more students of color receive” (Dwyer 7). After reading this to some people it may look like, well that's not a lot of money who cares if the white students get a little more at least we aren't taking away all the money. But if those minority schools were given that extra amount of cash. That could be enough to supply a student with a lunch or any other supplies that are needed to be successful.
Going to school with these disadvantages, can make these children unmotivated to continue an education where there will be little educational progress. Another significant factor is racial inequality in the low-income schools. Many schools of the low-income children of color have fewer science labs and less access to high-level courses as compared to the white children. Devarics (2011) stated, "Schools serving mostly African-American students are twice as likely to have teachers with less experience — just one or two years in the profession — compared with schools in the same district that primarily serve White students." (para.6) Many
Poor children are more likely to go hungry and are less likely to be read to during their early years. They are less likely to have health insurance and needed care. Poor children are more likely to start school behind their affluent peers and are less likely to graduate high school. They are more likely to grow up as poor adults and become involved in the criminal justice system. A family of four's annual income must be lower than 23,000 to reach child poverty.