Nevertheless, according to data in 2009, one- third of high school students nationwide do not successfully achieve a high school diploma and 1.2 million youths drop out each year-which translates into on dropout every 26 seconds (Enelida, 2010). Dropouts come disproportionately from low-income and minority families. Based on previous study, students from low-income families are substantial likely to leave school prematurely than their peers who is from higher-income family. In some communities, Africa American and Latino made up to 50% of the total dropout number. In fact, in 1970, 17% dropout rate did not constitute a social problem.
This is why so many parents want the schools to go to a mandatory uniform policy. Many parents believe that if children wear uniforms, the violence in schools would drop significantly. Long Beach Unified School District was the first large school district in the United States to implement a mandatory uniform policy. “In 1994, the Long Beach Unified School District in California became the nation’s first, large urban district to require all it’s elementary and middle school students to wear uniforms. School crime has plunged 76 percent since, says spokesman Dick Van Der Laan.
The Levee crash was one of the major causes of the flooding in New Orleans. The deaths and damages cost billions. After this storm many people didn’t want to move back to their home, New Orleans. During Hurricane Katrina all thing went to a living hell. Katrina ruined the city that we all know.
The Impact of Hurricane Katrina On New Orleans and Surrounding States What was Hurricane Katrina (Introduction) Hurricane Katrina was one of the most devastating natural disasters to happen in the United States. The storm resulted in more then US$100 billion in damage when the cities flood protection broke and 80% of the city was flooded (1). The protection failure was not the only cause for the massive flooding, the hurricanes clockwise rotation pulled water from north of New Orleans into the city. 330,000 homes were destroyed and 400,000 people from New Orleans were displaced, along with 13,00 killed (1). Although the population quickly recovered, the rate of recovery slowed down as the years went on leading us to believe not everyone
However, there is one hurricane that happened in 2005 that stands out among the others, Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane Katrina was one of the worst hurricanes to hit the United States, a category 5 on the Saffir/Simpson Hurricane Scale. An estimated 1836 people died because of the hurricane and the floodings that happened after (Zimmermann 1). Katrina initially beg... ... middle of paper ... ...th of the levees shortly after Katrina, and millions of dollars have been spent on coastal restoration programs. Plenty of people from around the world helped take care of those affected by this horrible storm and help reconstruct the damaged places.
The two largest minority groups that are affected by dropout rates are African Americans and Hispanics. “The most recent national data are the event dropout rates between October 1998 and October 1999 for students in grades 10-12. As shown below, 5% of all students dropped out of high school; out of these, nearly 8% of Hispanic students dropped out, and more than 6% of African American students dropped out, as compared to only 4% of white students” (Blue 1). SCHOOL FACTORS A student’s educational performance can affects his or her decision in... ... middle of paper ... ...ve the attention needed from parents to attend school. If there is no support coming from the family, students will take upon the impression that school is of no importance.
I've read a lot of articles that talk about recess being a bad thing for the kids. Articles, Such as in a 2013 article from the U.S. Play Coalition, researchers reported that urban schools with high poverty and minority enrollment tended to have the shortest recesses, with some schools clocking in at less than fifteen minutes of break time per day. Other schools had eliminated recess altogether. While 83% of American students living above poverty level enjoyed recess, only 56% of students below the poverty line did.
Between 1966 and 1976 the divorce rate in the United States doubled. Currently 32% of children in the United States do not live with two married parents, this remains a highly significant number of children living in single-parent or reconstituted households”(Rich, Molloy, Hart, Ginsberg and Mulvey, 2001 p.163). Divorce can be an emotional bumpy rollercoaster ride for children and parents. Children many times become pawns in bad separations and divorces. The children are sometimes forced to join sides or even choose side.
One of the major reasons for this controversy is that it is almost impossible to separate standards from assessment of student progress and teacher and school accountability. Therefore, parents are at somewhat of a crossroad. With the right amount of funding and the proper objectives from government, the education reform could grow to be a huge success. As for right now, it is still under reform, and with certain changes comes certain conflicts. The goal at hand seems to be an effort to put all students, no matter what race, gender, income-status, etc.
The Problems with Standardized Testing Most Americans take standardized mental tests as a rite of passage from the day they enter kindergarten. Gatekeepers of America’s meritocracy—educators, academic institutions, and employers—have used test scores to label people as bright or not gifted, as worthy academically or not worthy enough to hold a mop. Indeed, not only is it a stigma, but one largely unrecognized in our culture. Standardized tests and the scores that they spew have become the defining motif of what passes for measuring school reform and progress in this day and age. Across the country, students, teachers, and schools are being rewarded or punished based on a set of “tolerable” test scores.