Problems in the Inner City Schools

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For decades now, there have been educational problems in the inner city schools in the United States. The schools inability to teach some students relates to the poor conditions in the public schools. Some of the conditions are the lack of funds that give students with the proper supplies, inexperienced teachers, inadequate resources, low testing scores and the crime-infested neighborhoods. These conditions have been an issue for centuries, but there is nothing being done about it. Yet, state and local governments focus on other priorities, including schools with better academics. It is fair to say that some schools need more attention than other does. However, when schools have no academic problems then the attention should be focused elsewhere, particularly in the inner city schools. For many years, poor communities have failed at providing students with the best education. To add to this, the crime infested neighborhood is a distraction to most young people. Hearing sirens all night long could definitely keep students from staying awake in class. The best solution to this problem is to produce more jobs in these poor communities. The more work people could do in their spare time, the less trouble they could get into. Meanwhile, as the pressure of schools losing their students due to dropout, it is important that the inner city students have the support they need in school or at home, because many years of oppression have kept African-Americans from having the will to do better. Now young African-Americans have that same oppressed feeling in the schools that they are attending. When the students give up it seems as though everyone around them wants to give up. In fact, “In many parts of the country, the problems present withi... ... middle of paper ... ...of Chicago. Retrieved June 5, 2010, Web. Freire, P. (1970). Pedagogy of the Oppressed. Retrieved June 6, 2010, Swaraj. Org. Web. Klopp, R. & Miguel, S. (2003). Teens campaign for better sex education. SIECUS Report, 31(4), 34-35. Proquest. Ivytech, South Bend, Retrieved July 8, 2010, Web. Krisberg, K. (2010, April). Teen pregnancy prevention focusing on evidence. The Nation's Health, 40(3), 1, 14. Proquest. Ivytech, South Bend, Retrieved July 7, 2010, Web. Melhado, L. (2007). Teenage parents' educational attainment is affected more by available resources than by parenthood. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 39(3), 184-185. Proquest. Ivytech, South Bend, Retrieved July 9, 2010, Web. Noguera, P. A. (2003). City Schools and the American Dream. New York, NY: Teachers College Press. Retrieved June 5, 2010, Web.
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