Many people believe that “having an economy that places a greater value on skills and education is a good thing” and that is the thing that is needed to improve people’s lives and futures (Baicker, Lazear). If what our economy is trying to do a good thing they why are so many students still suffering? The main issues are the low-income education that many students have. Many schools are getting money from the government but that is not enough to pay for everything students need. Educational standards have continued to increase throughout the years but that does not help the students who are unable to pay for the better education.
Even though many forms of financial aid are accessible to low income students wanting to attend college, there is no such acclaim available to low income families who would prefer to live in a higher quality school system (Rouse/Barrow, 1-2). Children who live in a home where money is scarce do not have as many necessary resources as their wealthier peers. For example, many low income families lack books, computers, Internet access, and parents with a high education that can assist their children with schoolwork. These children are behind academically, and piling on standardized test after test to measure their progress and teacher worth is not productive (Strauss, 2). The federal education policy has been ignoring the issue of poverty for years now because many school reformers argue that the effects of living in pover... ... middle of paper ... ...2006: 1 “Teens Feeling Stressed and Many not Managing it Well.” usatoday.com.
Abstract Students attending school in the middle class and wealthier communities have numerous advantages over children from less privileged neighborhoods. Those with financial resources can afford the cost of academic tutors and preparation courses for standardized tests. Their families support and broaden their children’s education with cultural and educational experiences not sponsored by school. Whereas, many students in urban school districts do not have the funds nor the parental involvement to excel in their education in and out of the classroom. A numerical grading system is unfair to disadvantaged students because, although they are capable of learning, educators have little help from parents or ambition from the students to excel.
Consequently, it makes their children miss out essential social skills. They would not have the same skills that children who study at traditional schools have because they do not study with a group that help them to learn important skills to interact with others. Michael H. Romanowski (2006) writes about the common negative impacts in homeschooling in his article “Revisiting the Common Myths about Homeschooling”. Romanowski reexamines the common ne... ... middle of paper ... ...articipate on schools activities, and parents do not have sufficient time to teach their children. For these reasons, traditional schools have many positive impacts on students.
One of the most common misconceptions when it comes to a student’s academic success in poverty stricken schools is that they are unwilling and unable to learn. This is not the case. Yes a child can determine their own education by choosing to do their work and be willing to learn, but you must take into consideration their circumstances. Most of these schools are very diverse, which leads them to be exposed to gangs, drugs, and violence. The achievement gap between these schools and more fortunate schools is wide.
“The disparate funding for public schools and between states and within metropolitan areas has turned some public schools into meccas for affluent students and others into decaying infrastructures with overcrowded classrooms and soaring drop-out rates” (PBS). People who attend the schools that cannot get their hands on the funds fall behind from those who attend highly funded schools. If a school is underfunded students are less enthusiastic since they have inferior supplies and run down building. It is unfair to people to have less opportunity simply because they live in a low income community. These individuals have difficulty leaving the low income neighborhoods due to lack of opportunities and struggle to give their children a better life.
Research shows that parent in the upper class participate more in a student’s educational career. Students with involved parents tend to earn higher grades and test scores, attend school regularly, enroll in high-level programs, graduate and go on to a post-secondary education. Post-secondary education is an optional final stage of formal learning that... ... middle of paper ... ... some type of homework, they feel like there forgetting something. Educational inequality is one factor that continues the class divide across generations. Because members of high social classes tend to be better educated, because of their various resources, they have higher incomes and are more likely able to provide educational advantages, for not only themselves, but to their children as well.
For that amount of children to be living that low in life is unacceptable, but because of how education is in these areas where the children are living in are bad, they don’t have much hope for their future. Education is the only outlook these kids have for a better future and if that is corrupt or interfered with than there is a really good chance of them not being able to escape the poverty. Although there are millions of teachers that do strive to provide the best for his or her
Students who come from poverty stricken backgrounds typically do not have the opportunities in school or society that children from rich backgrounds do. In an area where poverty is an issue, you have schools who do not receive the same funding and resources that other institutions do. In addition, the teaching staff is typically underqualified. “Students in schools with high concentrations of low-income Black and Latino students are more likely to have inexperienced or unqualified teachers, fewer demanding college preparatory courses, more remedial courses, and higher teacher turnover (Lee, 2004).” Teachers are the background for student’s education. If the teachers do not care, then the students tend to give up easier as well.
They have limited time and financial resources, making it hard to create a good support system. Most parents cannot afford the technology necessary and tutors for their children. “When children do not have a positive learning environment at home, it negatively affects their academic achievement level in school” (Lucy Hart). This study addresses a number of issues regarding the poor having less access to good education and technology. School environments play a major role in academic success.