Education Struggle

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In America, Latino’s face many struggles that hinder their chances of living the American dream. One of the biggest struggles that Latino’s youth face is dropping out of school due to circumstances they encounter, such as Pregnancy, Gangs and Poverty. Hispanics are the fastest-growing ethnic minority in the United States today. The number of Hispanic students in the nation's public schools nearly doubled from 1990 till present day. The dropout rate of Hispanic youth between age 16 and 19 has been at an all-time high over the past couple of years. One-third of Hispanic students perform below grade level while more than 50 percent of Hispanic dropouts have less than a 10th-grade education. Latinos today are underrepresented in key indicators of school achievement such as high school and college graduation rates, standardized tests, and college entrance examinations.
Latino’s youth now a day are too focused on following trends, which they forget that education is something that is needed in life not only to better you but to create a better living environment for yourself. Education can be the key to success which will open many doors in your life. Without having an education you won’t be able to get a good job and you will be stuck at the bottom of the social class without being able to change that. One of the primary causes of Latino dropouts come from the lack of parental involvement and outreach, lack of professional skills among teachers to work with young boys of color, and the pressing challenges to adhere to high stakes testing. The problems that Latino males face are unique in that they range from language proficiency, immigration and cultural differences where there is a greater pressure to contribute to the family fina...

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...merica. But something that we can do to try to fix this problem is to educate our youth about the importance of education by showing them the benefits of going to school and obtaining a degree. Give the youth an understanding of education and what it offers, Education provides us with knowledge about the world. It paves the way for a good career. It helps build character. It leads to enlightenment. It lays the foundation of a stronger nation. Education makes a man complete. Education is a tool that you would be able to use all your life, for the progress of a nation, for the enrichment of the Latino communities in general, education is important. Every single one of you has something that you're good at. Every single one of us has something to offer. And you have a responsibility to yourself to discover what that is. That's the opportunity an education can provide.

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