Academic achievement is devalued because of its association with the dominant and oppressive white culture. A contrary view notes that while both black and white adolescents may sometimes exert (or experience) peer pressure against being "nerdy" and working hard in school, this anti-intellectual norm is not usually racialized. Fordham and Ogbu reported on their observations from a single school. Several studies based on representative national surveys of high-school students have reached contrary findings. These have demonstrated that the differences between black and white students are negligible with respect to the value placed on education.
Students were not getting good education because of different and deficient curriculums. Segregated schools significantly offered fewer and lower educational resources than whites schools. Brown at 50: Can we Fulfill its Vision has been asserted that “Black students went to school with vastly
African American students are less likely to graduate from high school and they attend school at rates lower than any other racial group. It is suggested that the predominant reason for the failure of so many American blacks to achieve to their potential in school is an ongoing stigmatization in the classroom. The subtle and pervasive messages with which black students are bombarded that they are intellectually inferior; that there is no place for them in the ranks of the educated and successful often causes them to refocus their energies outside of school. This can be identified as the root of poor school performance. Higher education in America displays characteristics of segregation.
Payne stated that students should learn the “hidden rules” of the middle class from their educators so that they have another set of rules to use if they choose to do so. Impoverished students, compared to students of middle or upper class, often have a lack of proper funding, thus, a lack of appropriate resources to use in their education. Due to this, they are often unprepared for school, not having the money to purchase books and other educational tools. Both authors realize this, but argue that the responsibility lies on different shoulders. Payne states that impoverished students face inequality at school, insinuating that the school should be responsible for helping to provide for these students so that they can have a better education.
Not every parent has the financial Stability to send their kids to schools with great education programs, as shown in waiting for Superman. So why should the innocent children be the ones being punished for something they Have no control over? By having more well educated people in the world it will make the environment a better place. The future needs to be thought about while changes and problems are being addressed. The school board and the people within the school systems need to have more caring feelings about those students who are being left behind.
I don’t believe in this, because everyone is given the same chance to succeed as everyone else. The people one surrounds themselves determines how they act around others and how they carry themselves. After Brown vs. Board of Education determined that segregation in schools was unconstitutional, the schools still seemed like they were segregated because they still separated themselves accordingly. Although it is true that the schools that serve mainly minorities don’t give a better education, it is true that if they moved to a better neighborhood, they would get a better education. “If you would have scooped Alliyah up out of the neighborhood where she was born and plunked her down in a fairly typical suburb of New York, she would have received a public education worth about $12,000 a year” (Kozol 462).
If only four out of ten students are graduating in these areas there must be a substantial reason. I believe that the reason is the lack of interest in school, violence, and the low income families that live in these areas. It is known that a majority of these families are minorities. With that being said the best teachers will leave the metro school districts to teach elsewhere because the increase in violence and minorities that do not speak English. This would be considered employee discrimination because the employee will not work along with the students in the metro areas.
There is a lack of funding for public schools, the conditions inin predominately black/Hispanic schools is pitiabledeplorable, the teachers in many cases are have inept “too strong?” with minimum experience, and overall, there is an unwillingness to confront these issues. Nonetheless, it is possible to provide a remedy to this problem by increasing funding not only in schools and the public education system but also in minority communities where the poverty cycle continues. “Honored leaders (Martin Luther King Jr, Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks, etc.) of the integration struggles produced temporary progress.” (footnote?) There is an imaginary wall between whites and blacks as seen in the HBO documentary, Little Rock Central 50 Years Later.
There are several cases about education and the affirative actions concept that have made it to the supreme court. There have been many cases of people not getting accepted to schools even while having better scores than people who do, simply because they are not of a minority group. The minority's getting into schools with lower grades than non minorities is just as unfair to the non minority as it would of been if they never conducted the idea of affirmative
I actually think that the white teenager wouldn’t be able to see why the colored boy was hurt, they would just brush it off and give an explanation like “oh the teacher didn’t mean it like that”. Secondly, I feel that because history has had such segregation, either by race, religion or by class, people feel as if they would be going against the norm and what society wants from them. History has taught us that the black people go here and the white people go there so that is what is ingrained in our minds. Also we are taught from a young age to marry our own kind and have the same colored children, for example, look at Barbie and ken dolls; they are the perfect white couple, and do you ever see a five year old white girl holding a black baby doll?. So because people are exposed to segregation at such a young age, when a intermarried