Poverty In Louisiana Case Study

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Issues in Multicultural Education – Poverty in Louisiana Introduction: The United States is a country known for its diversity; so when it comes to the diverse classrooms of today many would not think there would be an issue. However, many schools face a multitude of problems that affect pupil’s education. Roughly twenty-seven percent of Hispanic, Latino, and African-American students in the state of Louisiana fall within the poverty level and unfortunately do not obtain a decent quality education. In addition, only seventy-four percent of those Louisiana students go on to graduate high school (Spotlight on Poverty, 2015). The core portion of the issue concerning poverty in relation to education is due to the economy, work availability, and…show more content…
Countless programs currently exist to help provide all pupils a quality education. To be specific, Louisiana also has the Child Care Assistance Program, which provides parents with affordable child care; so that the child can obtain an education; or so that the parents can further their education while the child is in the hands of a provider (Louisiana Believes Child Care Assistance Program. 2016). In addition, there is also the Save the Children project to help Louisiana’s children succeed; which was started in two thousand and five. This project was used to help students from all ethnic and financial background get back in school after hurricane Katrina; and better themselves academically in the areas of literacy and health (Save the Children U.S. Programs.…show more content…
However, in order to improve the current issue of poverty on diverse students the state of Louisiana should implement professional training for educators before entering the workplace. This will be an additional cost to the educator’s college tuition and all colleges and universities within the state with education curricula will have to guarantee that their programs are demanding, challenging, and practical; in order to make new educators that have the quality needed to assist all culturally diverse pupils. In addition, to training time and money, and training are also needed to generate an improved quality of education for diverse pupils in Louisiana. Schools in Louisiana that currently have staff whom are trained should also implement working with Save the Children on a monthly basis after faculty meetings on campus. This plan will help raise enrollment rates so that students of all cultural backgrounds within the state get back in school, obtain a quality education, and be successful. It will also show support for the Save the Children program and service getting the word out about the program for other states whom may not be aware of it. Louisiana schools will also work with their parent teacher associations and parent teacher organizations to help get the word about Save the Children out; gaining donations from the community for the
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