Inequality of Education in America
Obtaining a good education is probably one of the most sought out dreams in America. Although education is free for all American citizens, there are several obstacles that impact the population from receiving equal education benefits. Two groups that experience a difference when receiving an education are the rich and the poor. Inequality among different social classes in America can make it extremely difficult for the poor to receive the similar education equality as the wealthy. These inequalities can lower the chance of individuals living in poverty stricken communities from receiving a reasonable education.
A longstanding national issue that continues to concern the public is the disproportionate representation of children from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds in special education. The fact is that the proportion of minority students in the population of school-age children has risen dramatically to over 35%, which is increasing the diversity of students in many public schools throughout the nation. This makes the phenomenon of disproportionality especially troubling. With a growing population of minority children comprising a greater percentage of public school students, we must be responsive to the growing needs of an increasingly diverse society. The overrepresentation of minority students in special education has been posed as an issue for more than 3 decades, but it is worth asking whether the efforts of legislative actions, educational reforms and legal challenges have really made improvements to this issue. More importantly, disproportionality should be examined as a correlation to underlying conditions that can pose a great effect upon not only the quality of a child’s education, but also ______.
Education limitations will always be in the minds of undocumented immigrants because it's presented everywhere. Most students that are undocumented face discrimination from teachers, along with individuals involved with the school systems feel the need to isolate immigrants from the others that are U.S citizens, or treat them a different way in view of the fact that they aren't supposed to be here legally. Each year there are more than 65,000 undocumented students that come to America graduate high school. Most of them at the top of their classes, yet cannot go to college, work, or join the military. In 1982, the Supreme Court established Plyler v. Doe, a decision stating that states cannot legally deny students the right to have a free public education based on
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As I was walking my way through my first day of Georgian Forest Elementary School, I, like my peers believed that I was there to receive an education. I could do what everyone else could and treated like everyone the same. At least that’s what I thought. And, then, I saw stares.
I decided to write about the influence of race and ethnicity on a person’s educational level. I was born and raised in the Dominican Republic where, within my social group, schooling and education was deemed as an essential part of life. In the United States, however, there exist a greater number of racial and ethnic groups, and it is evident that an achievement gap exists among these groups.
Consequential racial and ethnic disparities subsist in the minority population's health. These health disparities largely result from differences in socioeconomic status and indemnification status. Although many disparities diminish after taking these factors into account, some remain because of health care system-level, patient-level, and provider-level factors. Health professionals are emboldened to engage in activities to help achieve this goal. In most healthcare systems, it is acknowledged that minority ethnic populations have experienced poorer health and barriers to accessing certain heath care services. Closing the health gap for people in these population groups is a vital priority. The growth of ethnic communities, each with its own cultural traits and health profiles, presents an involute challenge to healthcare
The cost of college fees has been rising and falling since 1979 and will continue to do so. Post secondary schools have millions of dollars to give away for students to use as money to aid them in getting through their college experience; this money is for scholarships, which are meant for outstanding students. There are scholarships such as the Gates Millennium that targets Americans of almost every background except white. It’s reasonable to have scholarships geared towards races, but scholarships that target ethnicities should have higher standards so they are fair to the students who work hard. Along with the Gates Millennium scholarship, there are other scholarships that target minorities and do not require much of the applicants. There is the Ron Brown scholarship, which targets African Americans, the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa scholarship, which targets Chippewa Native Americans, and the Ronald McDonald House Charities Hacer Scholarship, which targets Latino Americans. All of these scholarships have almost effortless requirements; all they really want is the applicant to be a desired ethnicity.
In America, the idea of equality between people is important, it is in fact, written into the Constitution. However, for years the American educational system has operated in a completely inequitable manner due, in part, to the way that schools are funded, mostly through local or property taxes. The differences between schools in wealthy neighborhoods and those in poor neighborhoods are, many times, reminiscent of the differences between white schools and black schools before the end of segregation. While there is a desperate need to fix this broken system, there has been little progress. The issue is so divisive and the problem so big and entrenched in American laws, many politicians refuse to even attempt to come up with a solution. The answer lies with the federal government. To make American public schools equitable the federal government needs to step up its role in funding and administering the schools.
Inclusion in the Classroom
Inclusion in the classroom is a topic that I did not fully understand when I first became a special education teacher. Studying inclusion and all the aspect that it encompasses has enlighten me to the complexities of inclusion in the classroom. Inclusion has expanded to every facet of school activities outside the classroom. I am going on my fifth year of being a special education teacher and continuously find the need for additional education and training among the staff and administration. I feel having a comprehensive understanding has made me a better educator and advocate for children with disabilities.
This lack of education stems off of the majority of Mexican immigrants, when first coming into the United States, having an inability to speak the English language proficiently and to have a simple understanding of the idiosyncrasies of American English. According to the Pew Research Center, only __ have a high school diploma with __ having less than that (out of the ______ surveyed). This general lack of education is stunning when compared to the United States citizens as a whole (__) and is a major detriment when it comes to Mexican immigrants assimilating into society. The United States society has ever increasingly put a value on attaining education, from the public school system to the large amount of colleges throughout the country, and a general lack of education for the incoming immigrant class in an overly competitive private sector based off of education Mexican immigrants are greatly hampered in assimilating into that society without a high school diploma or a GED equivalent. While some will say that these immigrants are just immigrants and should have received that education back home, or that they should not receive it in the United States because they are not contributing enough to society to warrant it, that is simply not true. Documented Mexican immigrants pay taxes and while they did not receive an education back home that was not because they did not want a higher education. In Mexico corruption and poverty are high and there is no public school system so those who cannot afford to send their children or themselves to some form of higher education work so that they can support their families. Immigrants coming over from Mexico to the United States come because Mexico is full of political corruption and its people are impoverished with no real opportunity for upward mobility. The United States, from the lore is a land of opportunity, but