Structural Racism

People come to the United States from all over the world to get a better education. Although this seems to demonstrate the success of the American education system, I believe that there are many problems in the United States education system which is causing low educational achievements. There are different problems that children are facing due to poverty, structural racism, and other important societal factors. Not only these factors but also the academic issues. There are issues or complaints about how the school teaches and its outcome for the way it’s being taught in the school.
One of the biggest problems that the US is facing with Education is Poverty. As mentioned in the article ‘’Student Poverty Isn 't an Excuse; It 's a
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Ladd points out that both poverty and structural racism are stopping the improvement of teaching. Structural racism is the discrimination against people through the system and it needs to be stopped along with poverty for a better teaching environment. These problems often affect the teachers and the students because it 's a big issue that we still face today. Because of poverty, high-level students could make fun of low-income students on how they dress or on how they eat because they don 't have enough like them, that is part of discrimination in general. In the article ‘’High School Poverty Levels Tied to College-Going’’ another example, is that “only in higher-income schools was the racial makeup of the enrollment associated with lower college attendance, and even there, it was smaller than the gap between rich and poor.’’ Sparks & Adams show that kids with higher poverty have a less chance of attending college while kids who manage to go, they attend a two-year college because they can 't afford to be in a four-year college. Unlike the rich students, they have a high chance of attending and a high educational quality experience. This proves that poverty is a big problem that these kids are facing in terms of education for moving on to the next …show more content…
Snow was not a good excuse. That might explain why only 20 percent of Finnish teenagers said they looked forward to math lessons, compared to 40 percent of Americans’’. By looking at this quote, we can infer that in Finland teachers were very strict because they don’t accept the student 's excuses or their explanations which are also disappointing for a teacher to do that. Kids had to take math lessons in order to do good comparing it to 40% kids in America. This again explains that there were problems in understanding between teachers and their students which led to low educational progress. It 's more like Strict teachers put a lot of work into their students, likely putting students into a load of pressure and stress for trying to meet the high expectations of passing a class. We also learned throughout the chapter that low-income students such as blacks and Hispanics were being put in schools with other low-income students, giving kids only one mindset, that they cannot change. Putting kids in the same mindset together won 't change anything because kids manage to help each other most of the time with exchanging ideas. Amanda Ripley, explains throughout the chapter that the educational

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