Analysis Of Columbia University 's Teachers College Educational Outcomes

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As summarized by Columbia University’s Teachers College educational outcomes are based strongly off a number of factors most importantly including socioeconomic background, family and parental involvement and, all the resources and quality of those resources available to schools from pre-Kindergarten to high school and beyond. Given that the cards are invariably stacked against Latinos in each of these factors access, attainment, and performance are impacted negatively. This is compounded by the fact that the a large makeup of the Latino population are immigrants and there is a lack of in depth research on the challenges and successes of this more recent population. Many national surveys represent an aggregate Latino population and do not address the vast array of diversity in terms of nationality, ethnicity, socioeconomic standing, citizenship status, and recency of immigration among other factors. Ignoring the widespread differences within the broad Latino/Hispanic population conflates the data. However there are a number of studies that illustrates the specific problems faced by many Latino students in the United States relative to Non-Hispanic white students and other minority groups and are certainly helpful in encouraging improvements going forward. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), which focuses on student achievement in core areas, highlights that though gaps at elementary, middle and secondary education for Latino students and white students…

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