Racism is alive in education

by PamelaBoudreau on Octobre 1, 2014 - 5:10pm

The article “American Schools are STILL Racist, Government Report Finds” written in the Huffington post explains that students of color who attend public schools are most likely to get punished and to have incompetent teachers. It is shown that students with a different “race” than white are most likely to get expelled or suspended. There are a large amount of teachers who fail to meet certification requirements and teach at public schools. Sadly, these teachers teach minority students which leads to low academic performance. This discrimination may lead to students of different “races” to drop out of school. Throughout the article, the Education Department's office, have shown that minority students in schools are put to a disadvantage. Daria Hall have argued that students of color get less than a good access the in-school factors that matter for achievement. It is also made clear in the article that students of color include all non-white ethnic groups. According to the article, this inequality begins as early as preschool, there has been recommended measures to change this but none have been carried out. To sum up, the article demonstrates how injustice education can be when it comes to racial issues and that people need to take action to change this discrimination.

               This article demonstrates how education can sometimes be so insignificant about racism. I personally think that all students should have the right to the exact same education whatever your skin color. The education system should be the same in every country, province and city. According to me, it is wrong to let minority groups have a poor education and make them unachievable in society. Also students of minority groups are more likely to be in trouble. Black students are suspended or expelled at triple the rate of their white peers. This happens because they are not thought properly so therefor don’t know what is right and what is wrong and can’t be shown the differences since the teachers they have are not fully certified. Many children all over the world need an education that will help them become successful in the society. If a child doesn’t get a proper education, he or she will end up having issues in life and won’t be a functioning member of society. This is one of the biggest arguments since it is no secret that the most experienced teachers get the jobs they like.  Those who have been around longer not only are more likely to be at better school districts, they also have better placement. Today everyone needs at least a basic education and it is unfair that people of other ethnicities have the least certified teachers. This racial issue needs to be fixed soon.  This article has points on how the educational system has issues with the different teachers teaching people of other races which I agree about. But I disagree that many measures were taken to change that, because I don’t think anyone is doing anything about this and if they are, they are not doing it properly.

Resmovits,J.(2014). American schools are still racist, government report finds. The Huffington post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/21/schools-discrimination_n_5002954.html