Mexican American Education

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The United States has been known to be the land of dreams but as history has shown us that is only applied to Anglo or groups of people who fall into the Anglo or white groups. Education is defined to be the road to success or the road for a better life. For many Minorities specially Mexican American 's this means a better life than being a farmer, construction worker or homemaker as their parents have done in order to bring their children to a better country with much more opportunities than their homelands. The wanting for education to be Americanized and to match the level of resources due to the students race and parents income is where the structure is failing. CRT (Critical Race Theory) and Community culture wealth are the resources that …show more content…
Most of the lower states in the US were Mexican territory, after the Treaty of Guadalupe the US took over but still allowed the Mexicans living in those states to reside as residents. Even though these residents were supposed to be given equal opportunities and be able to receive the same resources as the Anglo’s as time passed they saw the inequalities they received by the schools their children were attending and the jobs that they were able to acquire. Most of the Mexican-American schools were low-income schools and this showed, by the way, the schools was built and what was available for these students teacher,supplies, accommodations and level of education they were able to receive. Most of these schools were either catholic or public schools meaning that they would have limited resources available. “Mexican Americans and Catholics-as well as the languages they spoke or the cultures they embraced and to replaced by American individuals and cultural forms, including English language and nonsectarianism” (40, Guadalupe San Miguel). Most of the Mexican schools carried on-American norms and teachings that Anglo wanted Americans to learn. Once the Anglo-American dictated the public schools they embarked on teaching students what they taught they deserved due to their status in this new country. Most of the schools that these students went too were focused more on vocational teachings such as home …show more content…
The school determinist backs up CRT and how minorities fail due to the unequal conditions that are being put in an institutional system such as schools. While societal determinism explains how minorities fail due to the social system placed throughout the united states that affect directly to the minorities in their everyday systems. As we have learned through the cultural deficit model supports the idea of genetic and cultural determinist that defines why minorities are destined to fail. This model explains that due to the genes that these minority carry they are mentally and physically impartial to succeed in this educational and job systems that are placed for Anglo’s who are the only ones able to succeed. They put to blame the families origins and how due to where they come from they are not capable of truly being Americanized and have the norms and values that it take in order to be taken

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