Blacks had remained second classed citizens throughout their movement to America, with the worst paid unskilled jobs in farms and factories. The schools that had been made for black people were extremely poor, with very books throughout each school and classes ranged from 40 - 50 children per class. This was not the case with white people and their schools. The white peoples schools flourished with books, equipment and the classes were kept low with manageable sizes. Good teachers had been employed to teach each class, but on the other hand with black schools, teachers who did not have particularly good skills were taught, and all the teachers would also be black.
Minority children are still in second-rate learning environments while white students enjoy the comforts of first class school buildings and textbooks. In summary, the theme of this article was to bring attention to the educational gap among African-American, Latino, Asian, and other non-white students. As an African American male, I experienced inequality, and judgment from individuals that have no idea what kind of person I truly am. As a youth, I received a lackluster education, which has resulted in me underachieving in a number of my college classes. It has come to my attention that other colored students are currently experiencing and receiving the same inadequate learning environment and educatio... ... middle of paper ... ...vironments then blacks.
Many white children were pulled out of public schools for a better education and more opportunity at private institutions. Since a majority of the students left, it was difficult for white people to want to fund a school that taught a majority of African American students. Economically, African Americans were probably worse off after the Civil Rights Movement because sharecropping had ended and the individuals still remained vulnerable to economic pressure. The Civil Rights Movement provided a way for African Americans to feel empowered to stand up against white supremacy. However, the movement was not successful in achieving full freedom it had fought long and hard to gain.
They hated the black kids without reason other than skin color. The schools resented them just as much as the parents. The white schools spent almost more than 100 times more on school transportation than black schools did because the black schools didn’t have the funding (Hubert). The only time black schools got new school books was when the white schools were done with the books and were getting new ones. The black schools got very little funding and the teachers got paid very little.
Some examples of places that were segregated were schools, buses, jobs, etc. Black children did not receive a quality education like white children did. The schools were segregated so that black children were sent to a lower class school while the white children went to a nicer, upper class school. Since their education was better than the black children 's education, they had an easier time in society after school because they were taught in a good learning environment while black students had a harder time in society since their instruction was poor. Many of those students were seen as inferior to society(Walters).
The documentary Waiting For Superman I think is a perfect example of the current school system in the United States. We have too many students getting poor education from bad teachers that cannot be fired. The schools that do have great teachers often are not accepting new students, or you need to be in the district. The very limited spaces available often go through a lottery system that is almost impossible to win due to the high number of students applying. The bad schools are often called “drop out factories” because of the high number of students who dropout.
However many teachers failed to realized or wanted to teach these students based on the color of their skin, causing many students to drop out of school because of not being heard. The black community has a low rate of graduation rates in the south than the white community “In the last four years more than 69 percent of white louisiana males graduated making for a 16 point difference, while 59 percent of black louisiana males graduated” These school systems doesn’t care that they’re not being taught or graduation. Based on race in louisiana it’s a 10 percent difference that causing them to less likely become successful. Still causing the social differences teachers refused to teach an African American student
Most students drop out of schools to get a job to help their families or single parent financially more so in the Hispanic population, another reasons is students either do not like school, because they are academically behind their peers in reading and math skills, often times placed in special education classes, which create a stigma of their learning ability or are bored by the curriculum. Other reasons are family values toward school, education may not be important to parents who were school dropout themselves. Furthermore lack of supportive adult and not enough individualized attention are contributing factors of student drop out. For females pregnancy is one of the major reasons for dropping out of school or already having a child at home, parenting responsibilities become more important than education. The dropout rate is four times higher in low incomes families than in high-income
Not only does the absence of father’s affect the home financially, but also emotionally and socially destruct the family. Although most single mothers do a great job in raising their kids, 71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes. For children who live only with a mother, a male teacher may be the only positive male role model in their lives. Most black teens attend urbanized schools in the city or in low budgeted areas. In most cases, these schools does not always function at it’s full potential, due to the high number of students.
However, if they passed the reading test, they were threatened death. Also, they had to pay a special tax to vote, which many African Americans could not afford. This obstacle caused Blacks to not have a voice in the USA’s political decisions. Furthermore, they were left with the worst jobs in town and had the poorest schools because of segregation (The Change in Attitudes…). In the southern states, compared to White schooling education, the Blacks received one-third of school funding.