The Impact Of Migration On Educational Attainment

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Critical Introduction Acquiring knowledge supplies an individual with the ability to have a voice and reason with their reality. Education has consistently been a factor that separates class by identifying those who have obtained success. Though this achievement is beneficial to all, it is only privileged to certain groups. For Latino migrants obtaining such opportunities can be difficult, effecting their advancement into the labor force. This report was based on identifying those conditions that restrict Latinos from acquiring the education that they need. Furthermore, the aim of this was also to get an in-depth look at how migration effects educational attainment. For most Americans, a K-12 education is completed due to the provisions in place that grant aid when needed. However, for most migrants and some U.S. native Latinos, attempting to receive that same entitlement are met with arguments of limited resources and citizenship. Throughout the span of this course, the aspects of this has been thoroughly communicated allowing me to better understand the issues they faced. From the films of De Nadia and Sleep Dealer, families or family members leave Latin and Central America to dangerously migrate to the states in search of jobs. Labor is the primary reason for migration to the US as depicted by Ramon in Negocios (Drown) by Junot Diaz. But the efforts in finding employment and achieving the American Dream are harder than most expect. For Estrella in Viramontes’s Under the Feet of Jesus, constant moving of her family across the west, becomes an exhausting search for work during seasonal harvest as farm workers. Most migrant employment consists of manual labor in food processing and domestic service. Poor living and working condit... ... middle of paper ... intended. The goal of this project was to identify how migration effects education, in addition to that I had an extensive look at the education in the Latin and Central American countries and identified how generational outcomes vary from one another. With this research, I’ve gained a better understanding in how the U.S. educational system works and how it effects not just Latino migrants but migrants of other races. I also recognize the obstacles that Latino migrants encounter that restrict them from more opportunities. The responsibility of attaining education depends on the cooperation of the country’s educational administration and the commitment of migrants to acquire higher education and get the skillsets needed to promote them into higher occupations. Education is without a doubt the key to success and the reason for change in striving for a better future.
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