Parents can’t afford good jobs to provide any benefits to their children. Parents don’t have the opportunity to afford an education due to the lack of income. Stress from growing in a poor family might maintain lasting hormonal and immune roles in behaviors that predict disease as an adult. Practical Implications: Providing better benefit to poor families. Allowing them obtain better paying job opportunities.
The Achievement Gap: Urban vs. Suburban Schools The public school systems goal in the United States is to provide every child with equal education. Unfortunately somewhere along the lines the education system in our country has failed to provide this equal education to many of our children, especially minority. It isn’t that the education is not there, but many other things such as urban parents, teachers, and the urban society itself affect a child’s education. When looking at the mandatory test scores of minority inner city students, specifically African American students, they are significantly lower than White American suburban students, hence the achievement gap.
Running head: ILLITERACY “The Economic Downfall of Families When Plagued with Illiteracy” Charles Isaac EH 1020, English Composition II Professor Busby July 17, 2012 Abstract Illiteracy is the lack of basic reading and writing skills. It is seen throughout the nation growing at an exponential rate in adults and children. Since education is one of the vital components to success in today’s society, literacy is very important in all ages. Most illiteracy is seen in lower class families that do not earn enough wages to be privileged with a respectable education. Without this education, a family member cannot obtain a job that will provide a comfortable living for the family so inner city ghettos are the home of the impoverished.
I thought this was a very interesting article. I don’t really know much about our economy or the technical workings of the government sponsored diversity programs Webb is talking about, but my gut reaction is to think that he is pretty off base. Webb writes that he is dedicated to bringing fairness to America’s economy and work force, but how can he do this if he is against the programs that are working towards that fairness? My basic understanding of his point of view is that he believes that today, government-directed diversity programs that favor people of color are unfair because they give an unnecessary and unfair advantage to certain groups, while ignoring whites who might need just as much help. I disagree; I think that these programs are necessary to balance out the unfair advantage whites automatically get just by being white.
To begin with, Funding for the educational system is greatly based on the local property taxes in the area of a public school, and is one major cause of failing public schools, due to unequal funding and lack in necessary instructive and learning tools. Due to this unfair funding in school districts, low income districts, are having schools that are unable to afford essential materials to create success in their learning environments. States and districts have created standardized testing that students must pass to qualify for graduation of a grade level, or distribution of funding to their school. How can underprivileged schools keep up in testing with wealthy schools that have all the ability to give their students “hands-on” teaching, and all necessary equipment? In the article “reforming school funding” by Kathy Koch, the author briefly portrays the experience of a student from a wealthy school, Lauren.
• Black and white people were divided by politics. • This meant that Black people were treated with less care whilst white people were cared for more. • Barriers were put into place so that Black people couldn’t vote for a new power due to their lack of education. • Tension amongst black and white people turned to hatred causing black people’s opinions and views to be irrelevant to any subject. • Southern school for blacks were poor standards which resulted in black people not being educated enough to vote or work for a living.
And the public schools in black ghetthos have a very bad standard, so that the whites send their children to private or religious schools. A second aspect is, that white parents don’t want their children belonging to the minority, because they are scared of getting a bad reputation. Another reason for those standards is the school financing by the use of local rates. Rich people in a district will have more money to invest in a school, so that it will have better teachers.
Children of immigrant especially illegal immigrants have a very difficult time in schools. They have a hard time because their family must live under the radar so to speak. The families often move and do not do anything to allow them to stand out or be noticed in fear of deportation. Most children from Hispanic immigrants were born in the U.S. and are natural citizens. Hispanic families are more likely to live in poverty that white Americans.
Equal Funding, Too Much to Ask For A problem in American society today is the disparity in the quality of education between the social classes of this country. This problem occurs especially in areas of hardship. These poorer neighborhoods suffer from much lower standards in schools than richer areas of the country. Without quality education, many students will feel too much pressure and drop out of school or if they do graduate, will lack the basic skills necessary to exceed in higher education. Public schools in poverty stricken neighborhoods should receive the same funding as public schools in rich neighborhoods because the quality of the neighborhood should not affect whether a school receives better or worse funding.
“In addition, the laws fail to address the pressing problems of unequal educational resources across schools serving the wealthy and poor children and the shortage of well- prepared teachers in high-need schools." The factors that I believe contribute to performance are teachers and resources. Unfortunately, the complex requirements of the law have failed to achieve the goal of closing the gap and have sparked a number of unintended consequences that in most cases harm the students. Stringent measures have caused districts to compete for funding that is causing an unfair distribution funding to lower income communities. The practices that some of these districts are of a false and malicious nature.